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Newcomers join Rockwell board

Staff report
ROCKWELL ó Voters elected two newcomers to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, leaving one incumbent without a seat.
Justin Crews and Eric Moore join incumbent winners Chuck Bowman, Tim Draper and Chuck Wingerson on the board. Bill Ridenhour lost his bid for re-election.
During the campaign, all the candidates said the town would have to tighten its belt in the coming months to keep providing services without raising taxes.
“Now is not the time to increase taxes,” said Moore, who has served on the town’s planning board.
Crews, who got enough votes to win the fifth seat on the board in his second campaign, has said he wants to work on the downtown area but is also open to expanding through annexation, which he calls a “necessary evil” for Rockwell to grow. Other candidates supported annexation to varying degrees.
Mayor Beau Taylor won another term running unopposed.
Ridenhour could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.

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