Sound Bank got its start in the spring of 2000 when several Morehead City bankers began to talk about starting a community bank. They felt that a bank that was locally owned and operated could provide better personal service, especially with decisions being made locally by people who live and work in and are committed to the community. They also felt that money deposited in the bank should be lent locally to help the community grow and prosper. It would also be important for employees to be dedicated to giving back to the community through local involvement. The name ''Sound Bank'' was chosen to reflect the flavor of the coastal area as well as the solid foundation of the bank.
For the first year and a half, the staff of twelve worked out of a temporary office at 5039 Executive Drive in Morehead City while the new office was under construction on the same property. In February of 2003, Sound Bank moved into its present building.
As we continued to grow and expand into the community, we opened full service branches in Beaufort, Cedar Point, New Bern and Wilmington to accommodate our customers.
In September 2017, Sound Bank was acquired by West Town Bancorp, Inc. West Town Bancorp, Inc. also owns West Town Bank & Trust and Albemarle Bank & Trust, a West Town Bank. Sound Bank continues to operate as a community bank.
With a commitment to quality personal service and a dedication to the community, Sound Bank continues to grow and offer ''Sound Thinking...Solid Results''.
We are located in the Albemarle Center complex at the corner of Memorial Blvd and Chapman Rd next to UHAUL. We are down the street from Pitt Community College.