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Jan 11, 2024

First Community Bank Announces Leadership Moves

First Community Bank is pleased to announce promotions and additions to its executive leadership team. Effective July 1, 2024, J. Ted Nissen will become CEO of First Community Bank while still retaining the role of president and will also be joining First Community’s board of directors. Effective January 1, 2024, Drew Painter [...]

Jan 10, 2024

Countybank’s Patrice Freeman & John Moore Receive Officer Appointments

Countybank is pleased to announce that Patrice Freeman and John Moore have been appointed Banking Officers by the Countybank Board of Directors. Freeman, Customer Relations Manager, joined Countybank in 2018 and is responsible for serving customers, including opening and managing deposit accounts and providing retail lending ass[...]

Jan 4, 2024

Countybank Successfully Completes Swipe to Donate Campaign

Countybank is excited to announce that it has successfully completed its fourth annual swipe to donate campaign that occurred throughout December 2023. “We could not be more thankful to our customers for consistently using their debit cards during the holiday season to help us reach our goal,” said R. Thornwell Dunlap III, P[...]

Dec 12, 2023

Steve Howard Joins Reliance Bank As Market President For The Lake Norman/Charlotte Market

Steve Howard has joined First Reliance Bank as Market President for the Lake Norman/Charlotte Market where he will be responsible for the strategic market expansion of the bank’s footprint. As he oversees all lines of business, including personal banking, business and commercial banking, investments, and treasury services, he [...]

Dec 8, 2023

Countybank’s Paul Pickhardt to Retire

Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager for Countybank, announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2023. Pickhardt has worked for Countybank for more than six years. He has been instrumental in developing the SBA lending department into the esteemed small business lending team it is today. Under his stro[...]

Dec 4, 2023

Countybank Launches Swipe to Donate Campaign

Countybank is excited to announce the launch of its fourth annual debit card swipe campaign that results in contributions to local organizations through the Countybank Foundation. “As the holidays quickly approach, we are actively searching for ways to give back to our community,” said R. Thornwell Dunlap III, President and [...]

Nov 10, 2023

Mark Schepp Joins First Reliance Bank

Mark Schepp has joined First Reliance Bank as Vice President Residential Lending Specialist where he will work out of the Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Corporate Center location in Mount Pleasant, SC. He will establish and maintain mortgage banking relationships with referral partners and new clients. “Mark’s depth of mortgage lendin[...]