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Superheroes to the rescue: Dinner planned to benefit boy, 4, with rare bone marrow disorder

FRONT ROYAL — A rare gene mutation has induced tribulations upon a local 4-year-old which would be difficult for any adult to handle. Mason Langlais suffers from a dyskeratosis congentia, which causes an array of medical issues including bone marrow failure. When Ressie Jeffries Elementary School employee Carol Vorous heard about Langlais' diagnosis from his grandmother, Tammy Shell, she knew the family needed help to persevere through these difficult times. So Vorous planned the "Team Super Hero" benefit dinner to help the Langlaises. The dinner will be held 4 to 8 p.m. April 9 at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department at 221 N. Commerce Ave. Proceeds will be used to help the Langlaises with medical bills and other expenses. The benefit will include musical performances by Soldiers of Suburbia, Charlee Allman and Slow Creek. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults, $15 at the door and kids under 12 are $7.

Front Royal considers rental inspection program

FRONT ROYAL — To ensure rentals are properly maintained, the Front Royal Town Council is exploring the possibility of hiring a property inspector. The building inspector, if implemented, would be responsible for overseeing rental inspection and property management programs, Warren County Building Manager David Beahm said. To centralize the communityís building management programs, the town inspector would ideally have an office in the Warren County Government Center alongside Beahm, Mayor Hollis Tharpe said. The Town Planning Commission has approved a maintenance code, but the council would like a final estimate on costs before implementing it. The potential position would be fully funded by the town, Tharpe said last week in a liaison committee meeting between town county officials. The town's finance department has estimated that the inspection program would require a 1-cent tax increase, Beahm said.

Egger to vacate town council seat after marriage, move

FRONT ROYAL — Councilwoman B'bhinn Egger broke some bad news to her constituents Monday night, but she had a good reason. Egger will resign effective July 1 because she plans to get married in June and move out of Front Royal. "I will have to resign my seat after I get married and move, but I wanted to let everybody know Iíll be here for the next three months working for my constituents to the best of my ability, as I hope that I've done for the past couple of years," she said. She thanked her constituents and supporters who backed her since she started on Council in 2015.

Organizer steps up; farmers market to return

FRONT ROYAL — The farmers market on the Downtown Commons could happen this year after all. Beezy Bee consignment shop owner Destiney Sargent has come forward to take on the weekly market just weeks after the previous organizers announced it would close due to their retirement. Town Community Development Director Felicia Hart made the annoucement during the Monday night Council meeting. Town and farmers market personnel have had several meetings with her, Hart said. Interim Town Manager Joe Waltz is reviewing her application. Sargent, who also raises sheep, is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has a lot of contacts with other farmers, Hart said.

Teacher, students treated in spray attack; boy faces assault charges after Tuesday incident at WCHS

FRONT ROYAL — A physical altercation Tuesday at Warren County High School led to the arrest of a male student, according to a Warren County Sheriffís Office news release. A physical fight occurred between a boy and girl at about 1:30 p.m., the release said. Using a ìcommercially available self-defense spray,î the male student attacked the female student and a female faculty member who tried to break up the attack. Two other female students were indirectly assaulted by the spray, the release said. None of the people involved were identified in the release. The boy fled the scene prior to the school resource officerís arrival, the release said. He was located soon afterward and detained by deputies without incident.

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