WELCH, WV (WVNS) — After the passing of former Welch Mayor Reba Honaker, city council appointed someone to fill her spot.

During a city council meeting Monday, August 19, 2019, city officials appointed Harold McBride as the new mayor. McBride was a former McDowell County Commissioner. McBride will serve as mayor from Tuesday, September 3, 2019, until June 30th, 2022.