Josh Dunn with Wells Fargo Corporate Communications has confirmed that the Wells Fargo branch office in Spruce Pine will close permanently on February 10, 2021. The office is on Upper Street, across from the Tropical Grill and has been mostly drive-thru since the coronavirus pandemic. The Burnsville Wells Fargo will remain open and is the closest location to Spruce Pine. There are Wells Fargo ATMs at the branch office and Grassy Creek in Spruce Pine and in Newland and Marion. The ATM in the branch parking lot will continue to operate until the company determines a new location for it. Dunn went on to say that branch offices are important but that many customers now use the company’s online services.