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Low gas prices, strong economy to mean record holiday travel in SC this Independence Day

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CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Low gas prices and a strong economy are expected to combine for record travel this Independence Day weekend in South Carolina.

AAA Carolinas projects that almost 615,000 South Carolinians will travel more than 50 miles from home for the holiday. Just over 540,000 will be driving to their destinations.

Club president and CEO David Parsons says that July 4th is the busiest travel time of the summer.

There's good news at the gas pump, with gas selling for 95 cents less a gallon than at this time last year.

The average price for a gallon in the state is $2.44. The highest average price is in Charleston at $2.52 and the lowest average price is in Spartanburg at $2.36.

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