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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:53

First Bank named 2018 Community Bank of the Year

RALEIGH — Southern Pines-based First Bank was honored as the 2018 Community Bank of the Year at this year's North Carolina Rural Assembly, held in Raleigh on Nov. 15 and 16. Hosted annually by the N.C. Rural Center, the Rural Assembly is the state's premier event focused on the big issues facing North Carolina's rural communities. 

The award recognizes First Bank's successful participation in the Rural Center's Loan Participation Program, a program that reduces loan risk by partnering with private lenders to fund small business startup and expansion throughout the state. The Community Bank of the Year award is given to a partner financial institution that is a leader in providing loan capital and delivering excellent customer service to small businesses in North Carolina. 

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