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 [...]

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.