The North Carolina legislature followed South Carolina this week and approved legislation to clean up complications from the redrawing of the border between the two states.
According to the Associated Press, the North Carolina House voted 101-11 Thursday to approve legislation, which also affirms the enforcement of the original Carolinas boundary starting in January 2017. The NC Senate has already approved the legislation.
Gov. Nikki Haley last week signed a similar bill. The two states had to deal with issues affecting several dozen people who believed they were in one state but actually were in a different Carolina.
A majority of the affected properties are located in the southern Charlotte suburbs around Fort Mill and York County. It could mean lower or higher property taxes for those who suddenly find themselves on the opposite side of the border.
High-tech boundary work to trace the border began in the 1990s after it was discovered that the Colonial-era border was off because of old surveying techniques.