Funny you should mention 1872 Ellen. I still have the shovel used for that groundbreaking (smile). Serious, I bought two shares of Carolina Bank in 1967 and added as I could. It merged with BB&T and I took advantage of dividend reinvestment which was not very much. But over a period of time it has done very well. Now I am retired and am very proud of the job BB&T has done for me. They raise dividends each year. I would recommend this stock to anyone who has patience.
I imagine a horrible time for the south as reconstruction crawled along during 1872. If I could spend a day in history, I'd very much like to know what it was like during the Civil War and the bank's history must be very rich indeed. I too would recommend this stock to anyone. If they are not patient, they should not hold stocks, agree?