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.

Previously Convicted Man Arrested After Chase Through Woods, Gun Possession

By Bobby Bordelon

Police officers with multiple departments gave chase to a suspect through the woods, on Thursday, October 18, finding a rifle with a man previously convicted of felonies.

According to the criminal complaint, Corporal C. M. Wade of the West Virginia State Police was dispatched to Lewisburg in response to a domestic violence call reported to the Greenbrier County 911 Center.

Read more in the Monday, October 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Great Pumpkin Wins Big In NC

By Leah Tuckwiller

How many pies will a giant pumpkin make? Don't ask Dr. Chris Rodebaugh; he'll just say "all of them." That's just one of the most popular, slightly "silly" questions he's gotten recently, with other involving milk and IV setups, but Rodebaugh has more than enough pumpkin to up his answer - 1,551.5 pounds of it, as well as first-place standing at the 2018 North Carolina State Fair.

When Rodebaugh planted his pumpkin on April 1, he absolutely planned to have a giant on his hands.

Read more in the Friday, October 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Man Arrested On Multiple Warrants

By Bobby Bordelon

A man previously arrested in Nicholas County with outstanding warrants was apprehended in Greenbrier County on Monday, October 15.

State Trooper B.J. Borsman, while patrolling Quinwood, spotted a blue Ford pickup with New York registration tags. A man with several warrants out for his arrest, Christain Martin was known to drive a vehicle matching this description.

Read more in the Friday, October 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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