Sheriff Nominee Faces Charges In Virginia

By Bobby Bordelon

A candidate for sheriff in Greenbrier County will soon be extradited to Augusta County, VA, to face criminal charges.

An alleged protective order violation was filed against Mark Robinson, the Republican nominee to the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, by police in Augusta County, and an out-of-state warrant was received by the Greenbrier County Magistrate Court on Monday, October 22.

Read more in the Friday, October 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

First-Day Early Vote Totals Released

By Leah Tuckwiller

Secretary of State Mac Warner has released first-day totals for those who voted early in the General Election. According to the secretary of state's office, "There were a total of 16,750 registered voters to vote on Wednesday, October 24th," with a tentative statewide breakdown showing 7,651 Democrats, 6,372 Republicans, 2,369 unaffiliated (no party), and 158 other. Some counties have not yet released a breakdown by party affiliation.

Totals for Greenbrier County are as follows: 367 total registered voters, 210 Democrats, 112 Repulicans, 5 other, and 40 unaffiliated.

Read more in the Friday, October 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Early Voting For November Election Begins In Greenbrier County

By Leah Tuckwiller

The Greenbrier County Courthouse is now open to early voters. Early voting is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and will be available through Saturday, November 3.

On the national ticket are Patrick Morrisey, Joseph Manchin III, and Rusty Hollen for U.S. Senator; and Carol Miller and Richard Ojeda II for U.S. House of Representatives.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Mike Honaker Takes 911 Center Reins During County Commission Meeting

By Bobby Bordelon

The Greenbrier County Commission officially swore in Mike Honaker as the new director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management and opened bids for generators throughout the country during regular business during the Tuesday, October 23, meeting.

In late August, Al Whitaker resigned from his position as the director of the 911 Center after guiding the county's Homeland Security and Emergency Management after a years-long career that saw him guiding emergency services in Greenbrier County through several natural disasters.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

MercyMe's Nathan Cochran Offers Some Unique Advice For Local Talent

By Robin Zimmerman

The movie "I Can Only Imagine" made Christain band MercyMe a household name this past year when the movie - depicting lead singer Bart Millard's relationship with his father and how it changed after his father began living for Christ - gorssed more than $80 million over the summer following its release.

However, dedicated Christian music listeners have known of the band for years, considering MercyMe was formed in 1994 and has won countless awards and accolades over the past decade and a half since their humble beginnings playing music in churches and at youth camps. In fact, the song for which the movie was named won Song of the Year at the GMA Dove awards more than 15 years ago.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Appalachian Power Explains Weeknd's Power Outage, Notes Current Outages To Be Resolved

By Bobby Bordelon

Those in Greenbrier County still without power on Tuesday, October 23, can expect it to be restored by the end of the day.

According to American Electric Power (AEP) Spokesman Phil Moye, intense wind storms during the late night of Saturday, October 20, damaged AEP's lines, leading to power loss for 65,000 customers throughout the region. An estimated 7,500 customers in Greenbrier and Fayette counties lost power during the damage; both counties are serviced by the same station.

Read more in the Tuesday, October 23, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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