Byline: Patrick Lynch
SURRY, Va. _ Through the merger-happy 1990s, Surry remained a two-bank town. But BB&T's move Tuesday to acquire First Virginia Bank is threatening that.
From BB&T's parking lot, the First Virginia branch is a mere 100 yards away _ a football field's distance separating the only two banks in the town and this county of 6,800. How long they both will last is a matter of deep apprehension in Surry. BB&T officials already have said 120 branches would close if its $3.38 billion merger with First Virginia wraps up as expected in September.
"You know one will close," said B.A. Seward, a farmer and landowner in the county, voicing the …