Southeastern Grocers, parent company of the Bi-Lo supermarket chain, announced today it’s selling six area stores to a North Carolina grocery store operator.

The two Bi-Lo stores in south Augusta, three in Aiken County and one in Edgefield County will be acquired by Alex Lee Inc.  The sale is expected to be finalized in November,

The area Bi-Lo stores will operate under the KJ’s Market IGA name.