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BB&T on Spence Avenue will close in February.

The Branch Banking and Trust on North Spence Avenue is slated to close in February.

The branch closure of the bank at 201 N. Spence Ave. is associated with the 2019 merger of BB&T and SunTrust to become Truist Financial Corp. and is an effort to reduce redundant BB&T branch locations.

Notice of the Spence Avenue branch closure was mailed out to customers recently and said the branch will close on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

“As a result of the merger, there is certainly some redundancy between several heritage BB&T and SunTrust branches in our markets, and this has allowed for natural consolidations of branches located very close together,” said Cynthia Montgomery, Truist senior vice president and corporate communications director.

“The BB&T Spence Avenue Branch, 201 N. Spence Ave., is the only branch in Goldsboro scheduled to close (and) clients of the Spence Avenue branch are being directed to the BB&T Eastgate branch, which is less than (a half) mile from the Spence Avenue branch,” Montgomery said in an emailed statement.

The Eastgate branch, at 435 N. Berkeley Blvd., is across Berkeley Boulevard from the Cook Out restaurant.

Montgomery said employees at the North Spence Avenue branch will be transferred to nearby locations and said no job losses are associated with the transition.

BB&T is also located near downtown Goldsboro at 207 E. Ash St. and in Pikeville, 102 E. Main St.

“At this time, there’s no need for clients to make changes to their accounts,” Montgomery said. “Until we fully transition into Truist in (the first quarter of) 2022, our branches will retain the heritage (BB&T) branding.”

In 2018, BB&T branch locations, at 1326 W. Grantham St. in Goldsboro, and 126 W. Main St. in Fremont were closed.