- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina legislature is now one vote away from agreeing to details associated with a more exact drawing of the state’s original border with South Carolina.

The House gave tentative approval Wednesday to a bill affirming the boundary redrawn using GPS technology. The bill also addresses people who believed they lived or ran businesses in North Carolina but actually are in South Carolina. For example, students can keep attending their North Carolina public school and receive in-state tuition.

The House must complete one more vote before the bill goes to Gov. Pat McCrory. The Senate already approved it.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a similar bill June 10.

Boundary work began in the 1990s after it was determined the 18th-century boundary was off due to old surveying techniques.


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