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No clowning around: Masked man charged

FRONT ROYAL — With more than a month until Halloween, a man in a ghost mask from the movie "Scream" and a clown were spotted around town within a week of one another, Front Royal Police Community Resource Officer Sgt. Robbie Seal said. Officers responded shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday at Mojoís Grill in response to a person in a "Scream" mask. Tyrone D.V. Holloman, 21, of Front Royal, was attempting to enter the establishment while wearing the mask, but a doorman would not let him in until it was removed, Seal said. Officers offered to let Holloman go with a warning, Seal said, but he refused to remove the mask. Holloman was charged with unlawfully wearing a mask in public, a class 6 felony.

Warren County names Whitten its attorney

FRONT ROYAL — The "interim" was stripped off Dan Whitten's title, as the Board of Supervisors named him county attorney at its meeting last week. Whitten served as the interim county attorney since Blair Mitchell retired in May of this year. Previously, he was the countyís first full-time assistant attorney since February 2010.

Women to rock gazebo Saturday

FRONT ROYAL — Five female-fronted bands will be featured at a fundraiser this weekend to help the Phoenix Project of Warren County. The Women of Rock concert is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Gazebo. The event is free but donations will be accepted for the agency that helps victims of domestic violence, said Katie McComas, domestic violence counselor. Warren County.

Woman injured in scuffle with bear

LINDEN — Two protective mothers got in a fight Saturday night (Aug. 27) in the 100 block of Rambo Court. In a successful attempt to save her dog, a 73-year-old woman was injured by a mother bear, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife biologist Fred Frenzel said. Late Saturday night (Aug. 27), Warren County Sheriffís deputies and Game and Inland Fisheries personnel responded to the reported attack. Unaware of a mother bear and two cubs in her backyard, the woman let her two dogs outside. The dogs ran after the bears and the two cubs ran up a tree, Frenzel said. The mother bear then grabbed one of the dogs.

Virginia Air Show cleared for takeoff this weekend

FRONT ROYAL — Planes, a miniature train and automobiles will be some of the attractions to entice motorheads of all ages at the ninth-annual Virginia Air Show. The air show will take off at 7 a.m. with a hot air balloon launch at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport at 229 Stokes Road Airport Road off Rivermont Drive. During a noon ceremony, a skydiver will descend from above with the American flag in tow while "The Star Spangled Banner" plays. The air show is set to feature The Flying Circus Airshow, an aerobatic performance by a crew based in Bealeton. The show also will include static airplane displays and fly-bys by aircraft including gyro copters and a P-51 Mustang.

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