Less than a month into his administration, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is watching the departure of a key staffer, The Charlotte Observer's Jim Morrill reports Saturday.
Chris Walker, the governor's communications director, said Saturday he's leaving to return to his family in Nashville. He blamed the decision on the inability to sell his house in Tennessee as well as the pending arrival in April of his second child.
"This is just an unfortunate logistical challenge," Walker said. "Thankfully the governor was very understanding."
Walker said he'd remain in Raleigh while McCrory searches for a replacement. He intends to go back to consulting.