- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators are lining up concessions necessary for the redrawn boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina to take effect in 2017 after more than 20 years of work.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm the re-established 334-mile boundary separating the states and alleviate problems for about two dozen homes and businesses shifting states. The bill addresses public schools, taxes, sewer districts and an alcohol beverage permit for a South Carolina convenience store that will wind up in North Carolina.

The bill now heads to the House. A similar bill in the South Carolina Legislature has cleared the Senate and is now in a House committee.

A bistate boundary commission was formed in 1995 to remark the original boundary first set in colonial times.

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