The Mountain Xpress, up Buncombe County way, has the news on the much-maligned, but newly elected anyway, N.C. Republican vice chairman. “Dr.” Timothy Johnson, as he likes to be known, resigned as Buncombe GOP leader and is moving to Durham where his wife’s been offered an unspecific professional opportunity, the Xpress reports.

The Triangle will thus have both of the state GOP’s top eminences in residence with Johnson in Durham and Chairman Tom Fetzer in Raleigh. All you local GOP’ers should be in for some real leadership now.