COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The BB&T branches in Fair Bluff and Lake Waccamaw could be closing down, according to Fair Bluff Mayor Randy Britt who said he received a call with the news a few days ago.
Britt said he was told the banks are not producing like they should.
The mayor said he's seen several banks come through Fair Bluff and leave after they reach a certain size and they can't help it grow anymore.
Britt believes the only way a bank will succeed in Fair Bluff is if it's a small, community bank with its purpose to serve the area.
The mayor plans to make some calls soon to see if there's any interest for another bank to come to town. He thinks it's ridiculous people could have to drive nearly 20 miles for a bank.
WECT is waiting on a call from BB&T to confirm it is closing the two locations.