FRPD seeks help identifying individuals

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The Front Royal Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two individuals.

FRPD is searching for the pair due to an incident that occurred at Rural King on South Street on February 6th between 10:30 AM and 11:05 AM.

One subject is described as a white female in dark pants and a maroon fleece jacket with a bandana covering her face, a black beanie and red/white Converse shoes.

The other is described as a light skin black male, wearing dark pants, a gray jacket, black beanie, a disposable face mask, and gray shoes.

They were observed leaving in a dark colored, 4 door, SUV.

A link to security camera photos of the individuals are available here.

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Front Royal community helps restore ecosystem

The Town of Front Royal’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, local community groups, and volunteers came together to plant a 200 meter section of Happy Creek’s riparian buffer in November.

Volunteers planted 450 young seedlings of seven different varieties of native shrub species that were approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.

The section of Happy Creek between South and Short Street was selected as a high priority area due to the abundance of invasive and undesirable vegetation that had begun to take over.

ESAC member and local conservation biologist Justin Proctor spoke on the value of these native plants reminding us that they “are adapted to handle our local climate and soils… build back our beneficial insects and pollinators, provide food for wildlife… stabilize riverbanks and help clean out pollutants.”

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