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Ferguson Out; Slate, Rumley Still Mayors

Bermuda Run Mayor John Ferguson lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday, trailing challenger Ken Rethmeier 298 votes to 240 after the votes were counted.
Incumbent commissioner Frank D. Sweeten also lost his bid to be re-elected to represent District I to Shirley Cagle, 272 votes to 240. District III and IV incumbents Jonn Guglielmi and Jerry were unopposed.
In Mocksville, Mayor Dr. Francis W. Slate won re-election, beating challenger Glenn Stanley 118 votes to 83.
All incumbents won in Cooleemee, with Mayor Lynn Rumley beating challenger Tom Webb 99-54.
In the race for two commission seats among four candidates, incumbents Tommy Daywalt and Jean C. Snead won with 101 and 88 votes, followed by Nathan Shores with 46 and Carl Smith with 45 …