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.

Johnston County fireworks pits Holdings vs. KS Bancorp’s Harold Keen

The Holding family, which controls $34 billion First Citizens Bancshares, wants to acquire $360 million KS Bancorp after the small bank sought to reorganize.