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With prices on the rise, people look for ways to save on groceries

“Shoppers in Western North Carolina are beginning to feel the pinch of higher food prices, thanks to a one-two punch from rising gasoline prices and the devastation to gulf coast ports from Hurricane Katrina. This is putting pressure on budgets already feeling the heat from higher gas prices.’Food prices have gotten ridiculous in the past couple weeks,’ said Maranda Ramsey of Candler, a single mother of two. ‘I bought a package of chicken thighs the other day and it was $12 dollars for 10 pieces. Meat has just gotten ridiculous.'”