Bank opens in new branch

Published 3:56 pm Thursday, June 8, 2023

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The Bank of Charlotte County opened its newest branch in Drakes Branch on April 3 at 4767 Main Street.

To celebrate the opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on April 20, followed by a reception inside the branch. Local officials, bank leadership, customers and others were in attendance.

The Drakes Branch Office is the fifth full-service branch in The Bank of Charlotte County’s network. The Bank also operates Loan Production offices in Farmville, Forest, South Boston, and South Hill. In addition to its traditional loan and deposit products the Bank offers investment, mortgage, insurance, and title insurance as well as online, mobile, and telephone banking services providing customers with 24/7 account access.

In addition to his duties as the branch manager of the Keysville branch, Austin Agee will manage the new branch. Other staff include Lana Tharpe, Michelle Kole, and Vicki Hudson, all well-seasoned, experienced bankers.

“We are very excited for this opportunity to grow in our hometown Charlotte County market,” said The Bank of Charlotte County President and CEO Dexter Gilliam. “Our Drakes Branch location is a conveniently located, full-service banking center staffed by a team of knowledgeable experts. We look forward to serving the residents, businesses, and nonprofits that make Drakes Branch a great place to live and work.”

The Bank invites you to call the Drakes Branch office at 434-568-9090 or visit its’ website at to learn more.