HONOLULU (KHNL) - Kilauea puts on a spectaclar show, a candy store closes its doors, and drivers are going online to avoid high gas prices. These are the most viewed stories on KHNL.com this week.
At number 3: Drivers go online to avoid high gas prices
"That's still cheap you can save that in a couple different times you fill up on gas," said a driver.
Gas budgets are bulging, drivers are fuming and pump prices are officially out of control.
From the roadways to the Information Superhighway, hope maybe in sight through a Web site called mygallons.com. It allows drivers to lock in a gas rate and buy fuel in bulk.
It's like an online gas membership club. Drivers can use their credit card to buy gas and get a special card in the mail they can use at different stations.
Number 2: Candy store closes its doors
"When my husband calculated how much it would cost and everything and he was like, oh no," said Eva Ikeda.
The sweet life of an island candy maker has turned sour because of hawaii's challenging economy. The labors of love that many have grown to love will soon be no more.
Unable to negotiate a lease with their landlord, Jared and Eva Ikeda will close up shop after 17 years.
An increase in the prices of raw products, combined with high rent and the cost of moving equipment, made it, an easy decision.
And the number one story: Kilauea puts on spectacular show
The 4th of July holiday may have come and gone but perhaps, the greatest fireworks show on earth, shows no signs of slowing down. Scientists have been monitoring new surface flows, generated from the eruption of the underground lava tube system.
Lava flowed freely through the system, before entering the ocean in dramatic fashion. Scientists say when the system has ruptured in the past, the molten rocks still makes its way to the sea.
Something they expect to see in the coming days as new surface flows are created. In the meantime, everyone can sit back and enjoy the spectacular show, courtesy of mother nature.