The Onslow County Board of Education has selected a new superintendent. Rick Stout is currently the Superintendent of Scotland County Schools, but he will start working soon for Onslow County.
The school board says Stout has 17 years of school administrator experience.
"It is with great excitement that I look forward to being part of a team that has a rich history of excellence in both academics and athletics. I would like to thank the Board of Education for putting their confidence in me as we work together in leading Onslow County Schools to new heights. With great anticipation my wife and I look forward to becoming a part of the Onslow County community," Stout said.
Stout was selected from 18 candidates from five different states, according to the school board. It's not clear when he will start working in Onslow County. Ron Singletary will continue to serve as the interim superintendent for now.
Former Onslow County Schools Superintendent Kathy Spencer announced her resignation in June.