Southern Pines, N.C., Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To help celebrate a successful first season of the First Bank Stage at the Sunrise in Southern Pines, First Bank is proudly co-sponsoring the town’s final “First Friday” event on October 6 with the Triangle Wine Company.

First Friday is a free monthly community event held in downtown Southern Pines. The final “First Friday” festivities of 2017 will include a performance by The Honey Island Swamp Band on the First Bank Stage at the Sunrise. As part of its sponsorship, First Bank will provide free ice cream in partnership with the Ice Cream Parlor. The event will also feature other food and drink, children’s activities and giveaways.

“We are proud to play a part in providing a family-friendly place for Moore County residents to come and enjoy the local arts community,” said Andrew Lyons, First Bank’s city executive in Southern Pines. “First Bank sponsored the construction of the stage, which opened in May, because we’re committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are excited to contribute to this last event and to celebrate the end of a great ‘First Friday’ season.”

First Bank announced the new stage in January 2017 as part of its expanded partnership with the Sunrise Preservation Group. The bank has long been a supporter of Sunrise Preservation Group’s First Friday concerts.

“It has been a wonderful season for the Southern Pines community, and we are already planning for next year,” said Sundi McLaughlin, Sunrise Preservation Group president. “None of this would be possible without the support from generous sponsors like First Bank. Our community is blessed to have local businesses who go above and beyond to serve their customers.”

About First Bancorp
First Bancorp is the holding company for First Bank and is headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The company currently operates 91 bank branches, with 85 branches operating in North Carolina and six branches in South Carolina (Cheraw, Dillon, Florence and Latta). A full-service community bank, First Bank provides best-in-class financial solutions, advice and technology to manage a home or business. Since 1935, First Bank has taken a tailored approach to banking, combining a range of cutting-edge digital tools with helpful local expertise. First Bancorp’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FBNC. Visit our website at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.


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