KS Bancorp says it isn’t interested in sale to First Citizens

KS Bancorp, a Johnston County-based community bank which is feeling takeover pressure from the Raleigh-based Holding family, says it wants to remain independent.

First Citizens raises pressure on small-town N.C. bank

The Holding family is still pressing KS Bancorp Chief Executive Officer Harold Keen to sell his bank based in Smithfield in Johnston County. We wrote this summer on the Raleigh-based banking [...]

First Citizens taps Irby to lead Triangle region

First Citizens Bank named Jay Irby Triangle area executive, responsible for the lender’s 31 offices in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. He will be based in Raleigh. Irby has more [...]