Dissension on the Lyerly Town Council and personal reasons are the reasons given by former Lyerly Town Councilman William Thompson when he resigned from his position on Thursday.

Lyerly has been plagued with internal in-fighting between the council and the mayor for the past two weeks.  Thompson cited the trouble at the Lyerly Town Hall and spending more time with his family as his reasons for resigning from the council.

Late last year Council Member Connie Short resigned from the Lyerly Town Council and was replaced by Holly Burrage who was appointed by the council to the position.  Council members will have to approve a replacement for Thompson.