Kinston's city manager is leaving to take a new job in Goldsboro.
Scott Stevens, city manager since 2007, will leave later this summer for the city manager's position in Goldsboro.
Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy says Stevens has left them a window in which they hope to finalize a budget for the city before he leaves. The budget must be completed by July 1st, and Murphy says Stevens may stay with them longer, if needed.