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Peoples Bank is the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc. Our Corporate Office is located in Newton, North Carolina. Our bank has been in business since 1912, growing from a single office to 17 banking centers in Catawba, Lincoln, Alexander, Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

Peoples Bank operates four offices, through Banco de la Gente in Union, Mecklenburg and Wake counties. Banco de la Gente offers a line of financial products designed to serve the needs of the Latino community.

We are proud to be a full service, hometown, community bank with an extensive array of products and services for your personal and commercial banking needs. Our employees take pride in providing exceptional service to our customers.

Our vision: to be the Bank of Choice in our communities, including employees, customers and shareholders.
Our mission: to provide exceptional customer service while selling to customer needs.


Peoples Bank operates two subsidiaries, Peoples Investment Services, Inc. and Real Estate Advisory Services, Inc.

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina operates one subsidiary company, Community Bank Real Estate Solutions, LLC.


The Corporation's stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol of PEBK.

Investor Relations Website

Senior Management

Lance A. Sellers photo

Lance A. Sellers
President & Chief Executive Officer

A. Joseph Lampron photo

A. Joseph Lampron
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Treasurer

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William D. Cable Sr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Corporate Treasurer & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Media Relations Contact

David E. Reitzel
Senior Vice President
Real Estate Administration
PO Box 467
Newton, NC 28658-0467
828-464-5620 extension 55279


For over 100 years, Peoples Bank has propelled its success by building careers for employees with talent, vision and exceptional work ethics. Learn more about career opportunities at Peoples Bank

Board of Directors

Robert C. Abernethy, Chairman
President, Secretary and Treasurer, Carolina Glove Company, Inc. (glove manufacturer)

James S. Abernethy
President and Assistant Secretary, Midstate Contractors, Inc. (paving company)

Douglas S. Howard
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, Denver Equipment of Charlotte, Inc.

John W. Lineberger Jr.
President, Lincoln Bonded Warehouse Company (commercial warehousing facility)

Gary E. Matthews
President and Director, Matthews Construction Company, Inc.

Dr. Billy L. Price Jr.
Managing Partner and Practitioner of Internal Medicine, Catawba Valley Internal Medicine, P.A.

Larry E. Robinson
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Blue Ridge Distributing Co., Inc. (beer and wine distributor)

William Gregory Terry
General Manager, Drum & Willis-Reynolds Funeral Homes and Crematory

Dan Ray Timmerman Sr.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Timmerman Manufacturing, Inc. (wrought iron furniture, railings and gates manufacturer)

Benjamin I. Zachary
President, Treasurer, General Manager and Director of Alexander Railroad Company

Safe, Sound & Local

For the second year in a row, Peoples Bank has received a 5-Star, Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., who has earned the reputation of the nation’s bank rating service. Visit or call 1-800-388-6686 for more information.