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With gas prices rising dramatically in recent weeks, the cost of commuting to work has also jumped.

Tipping its collective cap to its approximately 200 hourly employees, The Country Club of North Carolina has given each of those staffers a complimentary gas card for use at Carolina-based Lowe’s Food fuel stations. Conveniently, one is located just a mile from the club on Morganton Road.

CCNC’s COO/GM Don Hunter realized that many of the club’s hourly staff were driving long distances to work from places such as Sanford, Robbins, Rockingham, and Raeford to name a shortlist. His solution was simple — use a local gas distributor and help those who make the commute.

“The great people who work at CCNC are committed to providing great service and getting to work, particularly from a distance, is part of that commitment,” said Hunter. “We try to recognize and react quickly when we see outside forces affecting our staff. We are proud to have a membership that is so strong and supportive of the employees. It was just the right thing to do to give them a little assistance with the daily costs of their lives. We just wanted to give them a little less to worry about.”

Hunter said the plan will be in place for as long as gas prices stay at current levels.

“I have a 90-mile roundtrip drive to get here. It is very much appreciated,” said Billy Ray, who works in clubhouse maintenance. “Every little bit helps, and it certainly brightens your day when you receive something like that.”


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