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Richfield decides on new board member

At Monday’s meeting of the Richfield Board of Commissioners, the board voted to offer the empty seat on the council to a former board member.

Two local citizens expressed interest in serving a two-year term on the board on the seat vacant from the passing of Terry Almond.

Mayor Terry Deese said the term will be up at the same time as his term and two others in the same election.

Three commissioners voted for former board member Jay Patel while one voted for Scott Bradley.

At the meeting, Deese said Town Administrator Carolyn Capps would contact Patel this week to confirm his interest in serving on the board.

According to Deese Tuesday afternoon, Patel accepted his appointment and will be sworn in at the next board meeting.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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