NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
May 9, 2022

Contact: John Heeden
Southern Bank
(919) 658-7025

Chesapeake, VA – Citing continued growth in the Hampton Roads region, Southern Bank held a “Construction Commencement Ceremony” at 10:00am on May 3, 2022 to kick-off the construction of a new banking facility. The facility is being constructed by Balicore Construction. The announcement was made via press release by Trent Dudley, Senior Vice President and Hampton Roads Regional Executive for Southern.

The new full-service facility will be located on Volvo Parkway across from The Dollar Tree HQ and replace the pre-existing location on Greenbrier Parkway. The new building will also house the Chesapeake Headquarters for commercial banking, treasury services, mortgage services and investment services.

“We are excited to make this significant investment in the heart of Chesapeake to meet the needs of our customers and continue our growth in Hampton Roads,” Dudley said in the release.

Founded in 1901, Southern Bank and Trust Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its Corporate Headquarters located in Mount Olive, North Carolina, the bank has total assets of approximately $5 billion and over 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia. More information about Southern Bank is available at the bank’s website,

Southern Bank employees at Chesapeake location opening

(Pictured L-R: Trent Dudley, Southern Bank Executive Vice President, Regional Executive; S. Whit Hill, The Miller Group Vice President of Development; Mike Kos, Southern Bank Market Executive; Debbie Mast, Southern Bank Regional Treasury Services Officer; Rick West, City of Chesapeake Mayor; Drew Covert, Southern Bank Chairman and CEO; Taylor Harrell, Southern Bank President; Karen Whitesell, Southern Bank Chesapeake City Executive; Tony Roselle, Southern Bank Greenbrier Branch Manager; David Hackbirth, Balicore Construction COO.)

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