Almond in hospital after suffering serious allergic reaction from wasp sting

Published 5:21 pm Monday, August 24, 2020

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Richfield Town Commissioner Terry Almond is at Atrium Health in Charlotte in serious condition after being stung by a red wasp over the weekend.

According to a Facebook post from the Misenheimer-Richfield Fire Department, he had a serious allergic reaction from the sting.

“We ask you to keep Terry Almond, his wife June and their family in your prayers during this critical time,” the post read.

Town Administrator Carolyn Capps said Almond’s family came by the town hall and said he woke up late Monday afternoon. Doctors said that is a good sign, Capps said.

Almond has been on the town board around 30 years, Mayor Terry Deese said.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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