Sandhills Bank to take over operation of three HCSB branches

Sandhills Bank will be taking over three branches of Horry County State Bank as of Monday, according to the Sandhills website. 

Sandhills, based in North Myrtle Beach, will begin operating the HCSB branches in Socastee, Carolina Forest and the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach.

An announcement on Sandhills’ website named the new branches, listing addresses that match three HCSB branches. HCSB CEO Jimmy Clarkson could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, Loris-based HCSB operated 11 branches in the county. That number will drop to eight with Sandhills taking over the three branches. Sandhills currently has seven branches.