Carteret County names new school superintendent

Mat Bottoms

MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - Carteret County Schools now has a new superintendent.

Mat Bottoms was announced as the school system's new leader during a special board of education meeting on Thursday. He will start July 1.

Bottoms is currently the assistant superintendent for Carteret County Schools. He's been in that position since 2010. Prior to that, Bottoms had served as the first principal of Croatan High School when it opened in 1998.

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