First Carolina Bank will hold the grand opening of its new Cary branch on Monday in the Bradford Shopping Center near Prestonwood at 1405 Bradford View Drive.

The new location will be a full-service branch, and it will also house First Carolina Wealth, a division of First Carolina Bank launched in December 2019. First Carolina Bank has been the fastest growing bank, organically, in North Carolina in each of the last six years and continues to target opportunities for future expansion in the Carolinas and into Virginia.

On Aug. 17, the bank will also open a full-service branch in Wilmington in the newly developed Bradley Creek Station building located on Oleander Drive.

First Carolina Bank has recently hired Jason Rapuano as its Cary market executive and Michelle George as Cary branch supervisor. With their joint experience in banking, they will lead the bank’s entry into the Cary market and will oversee business development and relationship management for area real estate, commercial and consumer customers and prospects.

“We are very fortunate to have such a dynamic team in Jason and Michelle leading this very important expansion of our company’s Wake County business,” bank President and CEO Ron Day said. “Combined with the experience of Doug Ford, existing managing director of commercial banking, Mike Worsham, existing director of commercial banking and John Slayton, managing director of First Carolina Wealth, this collective team will offer a breadth of experience and will utilize FCB’s integrated approach to crucial banking and wealth management services that we expect to be in high demand in Cary and surrounding areas. Additionally, both Mike and John will have their primary offices in Cary alongside Jason and Michelle.”

First Carolina Bank is a North Carolina state-chartered bank headquartered in Rocky Mount with $907 million in total assets at June 30. First Carolina Bank has full-service banking offices in Rocky Mount, Raleigh and Reidsville, and loan production offices in Wilmington and Virginia Beach, Va.

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