Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Terry Basham, 60, of Lashmeet, has taken the oath of office as a new member of the Mercer County Commission.
Basham was appointed this afternoon in a special meeting of the county commission to complete the term of the late commissioner Joe Coburn. Coburn passed away Oct. 3 following a long illness. His unexpired term on the commission continues until Dec. 31, 2014.
Basham represented Mercer County in the state House of Delegates from 1987 to 1990, and ran for the county commission in 1990.