St. Thomas More Academy to close after 2020 graduation

MAGNOLIA — After the class of 2020 accepts their diplomas from St. Thomas More Academy at the end of this school year, the Catholic school will close its doors and cease operations, officials announced this week. “I regret that the class of 2020, during a time of celebration and moving forward to the next stage […]

Man charged in string of car burglaries

MAGNOLIA — The Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia man Friday, charging him for a rash of car thefts. On Dec. 11, troopers in Camden began investigating a series of thefts from unsecured vehicles at night in Magnolia, including one in which someone used the keys left in an unlocked car to steal the vehicle. […]

Magnolia field

Dan Laughman of Magnolia took this photo of corn in the field of sorghum in Magnolia on Oct. 12. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To […]

Scenic Delaware: Lightning strike

Ian T. Crowley took this photo in Magnolia on July 17.

Magnolia man spins his wheels for cause

MAGNOLIA — David Udoff loves the idea of exploring the world by bike. “No matter where I am, whether it’s out doing errands or on a road trip, if I see someone on their bicycle, I get a little jealous. Like, I want to be that guy,” the Magnolia resident said. “Anytime I pass what […]

Resident struck in Magnolia shooting

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MAGNOLIA — A 38-year-old man was injured in a residential shooting Sunday at approximately 10:46 p.m., Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The victim was struck after a bullet entered the residence in the 500 block of Millchop Lane, penetrated the kitchen and cabinet. Arriving troopers located the injured man, police said. […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ blooms at St. Thomas More

MAGNOLIA – “Little Shop of Horrors,” a tale of a blood-thirsty Venus flytrap, takes the stage this weekend at St. Thomas More Academy. The musical production focuses on the struggling Mushnik’s Flower Shop, where a suspicious plant shows up and unlike the rest of the plants in the shop, struggles to survive on sunlight and […]

Scenic Delaware: Happy trails

Dan Laughman of Magnolia took this photo of jet trails converging toward Washington from Magnolia on Feb. 17.

Pedestrian stop leads to drug arrest

MAGNOLIA — A 20-year-old Magnolia man was arrested on drug charges following a Wednesday afternoon pedestrian stop, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities said the incident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m., when the Kent County Governor’s Task Force were on patrol on Mill Chop Lane and saw a person allegedly commit […]

Remembering Lionel: Magnolia woman hoped for justice for slain son

MAGNOLIA — Last Monday a jury of 11 women and one man returned a verdict for Obadiah Miller — one of the 18 inmates accused of perpetrating the 2017 Vaughn prison riot that left Lt. Steven Floyd dead. They found the 26-year-old man not guilty of conspiracy, kidnapping and assault, but remained deadlocked on two […]