Twin solution to population sign

POPULATION INCREASE: Ok, 'fess up. Who has recently had twins or just moved to the area? This was spotted by the Rivertown Times at the entrance to Evans Head from Woodburn Road. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times
POPULATION INCREASE: Ok, 'fess up. Who has recently had twins or just moved to the area? This was spotted by the Rivertown Times at the entrance to Evans Head from Woodburn Road. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times Samantha Elley

THE mystery of the "2" posted over the population number at the entrance to Evans Head from Woodburn Road has been solved.

On the day the last edition of the Rivertown Times came out, showing the population change photo, a "reliable source" got in touch with our office to say it was in celebration of the birth of twins to locals Tahli Butlerand Bud Northey.

Identical twin girls, Morgan and Miley, came into the world on October 2 and after a four-day stay in hospital, the young family came home to see the public announcement.

"I didn't know about the sign's change until we came home," Ms Butler laughed.

"My sister Taysha Butler had put it there and it stayed for weeks.

"We don't know who took it down."

While the first few weeks had been difficult for the new parents, Ms Butler said the girls were sleeping well now.

"It was really hard at first as I wasn't sleeping," she said.

"But now it's great as they are sleeping through the night."

With large families on both sides and a great network of friends, Ms Butler, Mr Northey and the girls have been receiving plenty of attention.

"It takes us up to an hour and a half just to go down town," Mr Northey said.

"People want to stop and chat and see the girls."

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