Residents on SC/NC line prepare for life in new state after border shift
YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) – For some families living near the North and South Carolina border, there are only a few days remaining before they find themselves in a different state.
After a battle that lasted several years, state lines were redrawn and approved by both state governors in 2016. The changes to the state line will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Officials have said about 19 homes will be impacted by the shift. Several families living on the York County and Gaston County line will feel the ripple effects.
“We moved here thinking that we would live here until we die in South Carolina,” said Dee Martin, who currently lives in South Carolina.
Martin and her husband are especially concerned about how the changes will impact healthcare.
Wednesday, Dee Martin had to discharge her husband from home health care visits because the family’s health care provider isn’t licensed in North Carolina, Martin said.
“As of December