After 12-years on the job, Emerald Isle Mayor Art Schools says he will not seek re-election.
Schools made the announcement at a luncheon.
He tells WITN, "This is a time where things are going well. They've been going well for the last 12-years, can always find something else to do. I'm gonna be busy with something. I have no idea what it is. I had no idea when I moved down here 20-years ago that I'd wind up being mayor so I'll find something."
While Schools might no longer wear the mayor hat come December, he says he will still be very active with several different local boards.