Fidelity Bank is about to close its branch in Wentworth, according to a bank official.

The branch located at 128 N.C. Highway 65 sent a letter out to its customers letting him or her know the branch will shut its doors in a matter of months.

“Yes, we are closing,” Rinda Collins, Branch designee, said.

Collins said she could not comment on when the branch would close, or how long it has been open.

The town of Wentworth is a patron of the Fidelity Bank and has banked through Fidelity for 10 years.

“Making deposits will be the only change that we’ll have once they close,” Yvonne Russell, Finance Officer for the town of Wentworth, said.

Fidelity Bank has agreed to give the town of Wentworth a remote deposit system or scanner for their use of depositing checks, Russell said.

“We’ll run the checks through the scanner and then it will electronically deposit,” she said.

Fidelity Bank officials are set to visit the town hall next week to install the scanner and train the individuals who will be using it.

Russell said the scanner will be useful since town administrator’s only deposits two to three checks per month.

“The only deposit we’d have to travel to a branch for would be for a cash deposit which we rarely, if ever, have,” Russell said.

The town also banks with North Carolina Capital Management Trust.

Russell said the transition with Fidelity Bank has been smooth.

The only branch of Fidelity Bank that remains in Rockingham County is located at 103 S. Henry St in Stoneville.

Fidelity Bank has 62 banking locations across the state and in the southern part of Virginia.

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