RALEIGH, NC — Governor Pat McCrory finalized the boundary line between North and South Carolina Friday by signing Executive Order 118 after more than two decades of each state seeking clarification.
“This Executive Order is a culmination of more than 20 years of work from leaders in North and South Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “I am proud of our efforts to settle this issue and our strong partnership with Governor Nikki Haley and our neighbors in South Carolina.”
According to a release, state officials on both sides have been trying to clarify the boundary line that runs from Polk County to Brunswick County since 1995. Work by the Joint North/South Carolina Boundary Commission to settle the boundary line finished in 2013, but it wasn’t until June 2016 that Governor McCrory signed legislation identifying the new border.
Officials say the bill, which addresses taxes, education and property concerns for impacted communities, will take effect January 1, 2017.