Bank of the Ozarks Closes Deal to Buy First National Bank of Shelby by Lance Turner Posted 8/1/2013 10:04 am Updated 4 years ago Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock completes its acquisition of First National Bank of Shelby, N.C., a $68.5 million deal the company first announced in January. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.