Category: Business

First Bancorp Receives $63.5 Million of Capital From Small Business Lending Fund

First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, announced that it has received an investment of $63.5 million in the Company’s preferred stock from the United States Department of the Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund (“SBLF”).

Public Invited To Participate In Economic Development Discussion

Dillon County Economic Development Director Tonny McNeil would like to invite the public to join him on Facebook on Friday, July 29th at 6 p.m.

First Bancorp Announces Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.08 per share payable July 25, 2011 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2011.

Goody’s Opens

Goody’s opened in Dillon on Wednesday morning at 214 Radford Boulevard, the former Peebles store in the Dillon Plaza.

Economic Development Summit Held In Lake View

The Dillon County Economic Development Partnership (DCEDP) and Northeastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) hosted a economic development summit in Lake View, S.C.

Goody’s To Replace Peebles In Dillon

Dillon shoppers are in for a fashionable treat on May 18, 2011 when popular fashion store Goody’s makes its grand opening in the current Peebles store location at 214 Radford Boulevard.

County Receives Donation For Oak Grove Industrial Park

The Dillon County Council learned at their last meeting that they had received a donation from Marlboro Electric Coop and Central Electric for $242,248 to go towards the costs on the Oak Grove Industrial Park.

First Bank Appoints Cindy Phillips Assistant Vice President

First Bank has promoted Assistant Branch Manager Cindy Phillips to Assistant Vice President.

First Bank Names Jackie McKenzie Vice President and Branch Manager

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Jackie McKenzie to Vice President and Branch Manager of its Dillon branch. McKenzie joined First Bank in 1995, working previously as an Assistant Vice President.

Economic Developer Meets With NESA And Commerce Secretary

During the most recent North Eastern Strategic Alliance’s (NESA) Executive Committee meeting late last week, Dillon County Economic Developer, Tonny McNeil, had an opportunity to hear from South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Robert “Bobby” M. Hitt III.