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Charlie Curtis new SVP at Aquesta

Charlie Curtis has been promoted to to senior vice president/western regional commercial executive at Aquesta Bank, based in Cornelius. A lifelong resident of North Carolina with over 25 years in the NC banking industry, he has been with Aquesta since 2011. Previously he was responsible for the management of the commercial lending team in the Lake […]


Aquesta Financial sells insurance unit

July 2. NFP,​ one of the nation’s​ largest​ insurance broker​s​​, has acquired Aquesta Insurance Services. It is estimated the sale will result in an after tax gain to Aquesta’s parent company, Cornelius-based Aquesta Financial Holdings, of approximately $1.7 million or 43.1 cents per share. NFP will continue to operate from the current Aquesta Insurance locations, […]

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BB&T Leadership Institute: $35 million facility is a jewel in world of corporate retreats

June 21. When it comes to offsite corporate retreats, places like the stately Graylyn Conference Center have some new competition. The BB&T Leadership Institute officially opened its new 60,000-square-foot campus in Greensboro. The $35 million campus has “immersive spaces” for learning, as well as 48 individual guest rooms, a “tree house” meeting room, dining and […]


Aquesta first-quarter net rises 53 percent

April 24. Aquesta Financial Holdings reports net income for the first quarter of 2018 rose 53 percent to $702,000 from $460,000 during the same year-ago quarter. Jim Engel, CEO and president, said he was very pleased with year-over-year growth in earnings along with strong loan production during the first quarter. “With the addition of key […]


Uwharrie debuts high-tech branch with ‘interactive’ teller machines

April 17. Albemarle-based Uwharrie Bank, one of the first financial institutions in the country to deploy remote deposit capture and mobile technology, has opened a “Branch of the Future” in Ballantyne.  Complete with Interactive Teller Machines and video conferencing, the branch a major conceptual step forward for the bank. The new design includes a Tech […]


Aquesta announces 2017 fourth-quarter earnings

Jan. 26. Aquesta Financial Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance Services, today announced earnings and loan growth for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2017, Aquesta had unaudited net income of $204,000 at 6 cents per share compared to 2016 fourth quarter net income of $529,000 […]


Tax reform means bonuses for Aquesta staff

Dec. 22. Tax reform will enable Cornelius-based Aquesta Financial Holdings to give a $1,000 bonus to all employees in January, according to CEO Jim Engel. Aquesta Financial is the parent  of Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance. “Decreased tax rates will allow Aquesta Bank to continue to grow by accelerating lending to small businesses and hiring […]

Uwharrie assets rise 8 percent so far this year; board declares dividend

Nov. 27. Uwharrie Capital Corp. and its chief subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank, reported consolidated total assets of $592 million at Sept. 30, up from $548 million at the beginning of the year. Net income for the first nine months was $1.8 million, about level for the same period in 2016. For the nine months, net income […]

blueharbor reports 3Q net

Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reported net income of $281,076, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2016, compared to $310,775, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the bank reported net income of $843,935, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $663,994, […]

blueharbor reports much higher net

July 15. Mooresville-based blueharbor bank reports second-quarter net income of $284,352, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $174,743, or $0.06 during the same quarter last year. For the first half, the bank reported net income of $562,859, or $0.19 per diluted share, vs. $353,220, or $0.12 per diluted share, last year. For the first […]