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Bank of America in Banner Elk Closes Briefly Because of Suspicious Package, SBI Called In

By Jesse Wood

On Thursday afternoon, the Banner Elk Police Department closed the Bank of America branch on Main Street because of a suspicious package that was located in the bank.

Police Chief Kevin Hodges said that as a precautionary measure the State Bureau of Investigation was called to examine the package, which was found “inert or not dangerous.”

“We closed the bank around 2:30 p.m. and it was closed approximately for one hour,” Hodges said.