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First Community Bankshares acquires Virginia-based Highlands Bankshares

Bluefield, Va.-based First Community Bankshares Inc. completed its merger with Abingdon, Va.-based Highlands Bankshares Inc. on Dec. 31, 2019.

Immediately following deal completion, Highlands Union Bank merged with and into First Community Bank.

The acquired Highlands locations will open as First Community Bank branches on Jan. 2. Highlands customers will not be converted into First Community's operating system until Jan. 18-21, but they may continue using all Highlands branches and other banking outlets. Additionally, they may start using First Community branches on Jan. 2.