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The building that used to house the BB&T bank on Main Street in Warrenton may be pressed into service again. 



BB&T plans to use space at 21 Main St. in Warrenton as a temporary bank while repairs are made to its fire-damaged branch at 236 W. Lee Highway. 

The Lee Highway branch caught fire after it was struck by lightning during a storm on the night of May 25. The building has been closed since then. A specially equipped bus was moved to the site to serve some of the banking needs of BB&T customers. 

BB&T needs the approval of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks to open the temporary bank on Main Street because BB&T is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The written consent of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is also needed, according to a legal notice. 

A spokesperson for BB&T couldn’t be reached regarding how soon the 21 Main St. site would be open.

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