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.

Lewisburg Blooms In Projects, Awards

By Robert Bordelon

The Lewisburg City Council met to discuss Halloween dates, America In Bloom, and city business on Tuesday, October 16.

Mayor John Manchester, City Recorder Shannon Beatty, Public Works Director Roger Pence, and city manager in training Jacy Faulkner traveled to Lexington, KY, for the America In Bloom symposium, where Lewisburg was declared a winner in the Champions Category, a contest for communities that have won awards during previous America In Bloom competitions.

Read more in the Wednesday, October 17, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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