Carolina Beach residents will need to elect a new town leader soon. Ray Rothrock has been the town's mayor for the past six years, but according to the "Star News", Rothrock says he is not running for reelection this fall. In his three terms in office, Rothrock has tackled many issues facing the Beach Town. He's credited for leading the town out of financial hardships and buying the land for a new fire station. Even though Rothrock is not out of office until December 9th, he says he's still the mayor and plans to continue his push for beach renourishment.