Mon January 12, 2015
DuPont Theatre

DuPont selling its Wilmington theater business

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The DuPont company is selling its theater business in Wilmington.

The company announced Monday it will sell its DuPont Theatre business to The Grand Opera House, which is nearby. The sale is expected to close Jan. 20. The terms were not disclosed.

DuPont will continue to manage the theatre until the transaction closes. The theatre will then be renamed The Playhouse on Rodney Square. Officials say the sale will have no effect on the remainder of the season, theatre subscription packages or ticket prices.

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Mon January 12, 2015
Gas Prices

Average gas prices in Richmond, Roanoke below $2 per gallon

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Average gas prices in several Virginia cities are down more than a dollar a gallon from a year ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says average prices in Roanoke and Richmond have fallen below $2 per gallon.

On Monday, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was $1.97 in Richmond and $1.98 in Roanoke. That's down from $3.18 in Richmond and $3.13 in Roanoke a year ago.

The average price in Charlottesville was $2.05 per gallon, down from $3.18 a year ago.

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Mon January 12, 2015
Bus Fare Increase

Bus fares going up 25 cents in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bus fares are increasing in Delaware starting in about a week.

The News Journal of Wilmington Delaware reports bus fares statewide will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 per trip starting Jan. 18.

The hike is the second phase of a three-phase plan to increase fares by 74 percent over three years. Next year, fixed-route bus fares will go up to $2.00


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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Mon January 12, 2015
Gas Prices

Delaware drivers see gas prices fall to $2.29

WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Delaware are paying 9 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.29. That's compared to $2.38 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying $1.14 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.43 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 15 cents higher than the national average of $2.14 per gallon.

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Tue January 6, 2015
Casino Revenue

Maryland casinos see revenues drop in December

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's casinos generated $85.6 million in December, down from last month's revenues.

State revenue totals released Monday show that excluding Horseshoe Casino Baltimore — which opened in August — revenues at the state's other four casinos were down by 3.6 percent in December, compared to the same month in 2013.

Factoring in the opening of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, revenues increased by $20.6 million from December 2013 to last month. That's a 31.7 percent increase.

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