Aug. 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- New Century Bank has established a presence in
by opening a loan production office (LPO) in
William L. Hedgepeth II
, president and CEO of the bank.
"Opening an office in
is a strategic decision for us," commented Hedgepeth. "We've already built a solid lending base in
even though our closest office is nearly 45 minutes away. When you combine the added convenience for our customers and staff with the increased focus a presence in the markets brings, this office should accelerate our growth.
is one of the strongest markets in the state," he continued. "Even through a difficult economy, it has fared better than most areas, making it an attractive area in which to do business. Our strategic plan calls for us to expand along the I-95 corridor in markets where we believe there is opportunity. And we see opportunity in
The office is located near the Six Forks Road interchange with I-540. Prior to opening the LPO opening, New Century held approximately
in loans with borrowers in
Kimberly B. Boyette
, a senior vice president for the bank, was named commercial lender and
market executive and will provide leadership for New Century in
New Century Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Century Bancorp (NASDAQ: NCBC), is headquartered in
with offices in
, and loan production offices in
(at 7951 Monument Lane, Suite 101).
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