The message board is always full of rumors but I haven't heard anything concrete about a merger or split. The rumors name Sun and Union Planters as possible partners. They are aurhorizing more shares this next stockholders meeting and it would appear to me that this will only enable BBK to take on more smaller banks. I, too, know UCB quite well, all the way back to American Bank & Trust Co. of Monroe and Waccamaw Bank out of Whiteville. I never could figure out why they didn't move out of Whiteville 15 years ago.