Lashley hospitalized, misses commissioners’ meeting

Before they got down to business on Monday, Alamance County’s commissioners took a few moments to address the absence of commissioner Bill Lashley, who had suffered a recent medical crisis that prevented him from attending the latest regularly-scheduled meeting of the county’s governing board.
At the start of that morning’s proceedings, John Paisley, Jr., the chairman of Alamance County’s commissioners, offered a terse explanation about the state of his fellow commissioner’s health.
“Bill Lashley will not be at this meeting or our next meeting,” Paisley conceded. “He had a medical issue in the middle of last week. He’s in the hospital. But he’s doing much, much better. . . and we hope that he’ll be back very soon.”

While Paisley did not specify additional details, The Alamance News had learned that Lashley is currently hospitalized at Duke University Hospital and remains in intensive care following a brain hemorrhage – somewhat similar to a stroke – that occurred last Wednesday.