KINSTON, N.C. (5/4/10)--The membership and managers of Kinston, N.C.-based Carolina Family FCU (CFFCU) agreed to merge with Durham-based Self-Help CU in North Carolina. The official merger date was Saturday. The merger makes CFFCU a division of Self-Help, and brings it into a statewide network of credit unions operating across North Carolina as divisions of Self-Help. Carolina Family joins Cape Fear CU, Scotland Community CU, Wilson Community CU, Carolina Mountains CU, and Choice Community CU as the newest division of Self-Help. “Our mission has been to provide our members with a financially sound organization with quality financial products and services,” said CFFCU branch manager/CEO Brinda Turnage. “We believe that by merging with Self-Help CU, we are reinforcing that mission.” Regionally, CFFCU connects with Self-Help’s full-service Wilson (N.C.) Community CU branch and a mortgage and small-business lending office Self-Help has in downtown Greenville. “The proximity between Kinston and two of our other credit union locations will offer more access and convenience to the members of Carolina Family and the people of the down-east region of North Carolina,” said Self-Help Executive Vice President Romy Parzick.