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Downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. (Source: Kevin Ruck/Shutterstock)

After BB&T and SunTrust announced last June they would be calling their merged bank “Truist Financial Corp.,” a news report about the plan aired on the television in the Old Richmond Grill in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Christopher Sostaita, who owns the meat and three restaurant, in addition to his work as youth pastor at the nearby Old Richmond Evangelical Methodist Church in Tobaccoville, perked up.

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