NC hotel charged up to $300/night for those fleeing Matthew, AG’s office says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A subpoena was issued Friday to a Gastonia motel that the attorney general’s office said was charging up to $300 a night to those fleeing Hurricane Matthew.

The Office of Roy Cooper said comsumers have complained of high prices in response to Hurricane Matthew. Those prices are connected to hotels, plywood, and generators.

Cooper’s office is still investigating price gouging related to the pipeline break that affected the North Carolina fuel supply in September.

A total of 11 gas stations have been subpoenaed as well as one wholesaler.

Gov. Pat McCrory said the anti-price gouging law was put into effect as Hurricane Matthew approached North Carolina.

“We’re going to do everything we can to be over-prepared and hopefully underwhelmed,” McCrory said.

Please encourage people to report suspected price gouging online at or by phone to 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (toll-free within NC) or 919-716-6000 (if calling from an out-of-state number).

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