The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 2, 2014

Bill O'Brien chosen as interim Beckley mayor

— Beckley Common Council met in sepcial session Thursday night and selected Bill O'Brien as  interim mayor.

O'Brien will be sworn in Friday.

Former mayor Emmett Pugh’s term will end June 30, 2016, so O'Brien will serve the remainder. A new mayor will be elected during the 2016 municipal elections.