Magnolia man charged with attempted murder

FELTON — The Delaware State Police said Saturday a Magnolia man has been arrested for attempted murder. Police said 19-year-old Trey Bowden threatened a 17-year-old girl and her mother’s 26-year-old boyfriend at the Canterbury Shore Stop/Valero at 8953 S. Dupont Highway early Friday morning. According to police, Mr. Bowden approached the victims and, after an […]

Light displays aim to bring cheer during pandemic

MAGNOLIA — Christy Curley is looking to brighten people’s days during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Curleys’ house on Ponderosa Drive in Magnolia is providing passersby with a little inspiration. Each week the Curleys have hung different displays of Christmas lights on their roof. This current design is of a tractor, to honor the farm […]

Scenic Delaware: Building bird

Dan Laughman of Magnolia took this photo of a starling bringing nesting materials into a bathroom vent in a development in Magnolia on March 22.

Residential burglaries bring two arrests

MAGNOLIA — Two arrests followed recent residential construction burglaries, Delaware State Police said Sunday. According to spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper, investigations into a rash in thefts and burglaries from homes under construction in the neighborhood of Chestnut Ridge began in the first week of March. Police said the incidents reportedly came during the overnight […]

Two drug arrests made in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA — Two men were arrested Tuesday in the conclusion of investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Quavaugh Williams, 26, of Magnolia and Jaquan Lewis, 19, of Felton, were taken into custody without incident during a search warrant execution at a residence in the 800 […]

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 newsroom@newszap.com. 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 […]