As we come out on the other side of tax season, the team at Blackman & Sloop continues to work hard to bring the best service possible. Here are a few things that have been happening at the firm since our last newsletter.

Promotions and New Hires: 

Sarah Benoist joined our team on May 10th as our summer intern! Sarah just received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina and will be heading back to ECU in the fall to obtain her master’s. Welcome, Sarah!

Sarah Benoist

Donna Mounce returned on June 1st to join us full-time as a tax associate. Welcome back Donna!

Donna Mounce

We are so happy and thankful to have so much to celebrate these past few months!

On April 22nd, we celebrated Dauer Lewis and his fiancée Sarah Pressley’s upcoming wedding by hosting a shower. They were married on May 1st! Congratulations to Dauer and Sarah!

Dauer Lewis and his fiancée Sarah Pressley Dauer Lewis and his fiancée Sarah Pressley

We celebrated the end of tax season by heading to Topsail Island, NC on May 17th!

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Please join us in congratulating our newest Graduates:  Keke Lassiter-Farrington, Mikayla Zucker, and Donna Mounce!.  We are so proud of them and all of their accomplishments.

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Employee News (Births, marriages, anniversaries, birthdays):


Lynn Merritt – April 10
Yusif Al-yemeni – April 12
Sarah Benoist – April 23
Candy Kirby – May 4
Trey Kirby – May 9
Trish Distler – May 11

Work Anniversaries:

Rachel Bullock – 2 years on May 20