Emerald Isle hires new town manager

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - A coastal town has named a new town manager this morning.

Emerald Isle has hired Matt Zapp, who has been the town manager of Benson for the past nine years.

Zapp will succeed Frank Rush. He left last year to take a job in South Lake Tahoe, California

Zapp, who has his masters in public administration from UNC-Wilmington, will start in mid-June.

Before Benson, Zapp was village administration of Madison Village, Ohio.