Altered state: Border redraw leaves 16 in different Carolina
Columbia, S.C. — Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.
South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established more than 200 years ago down to the centimeter. But that means the lines drawn decades ago through less exact surveying measures are several hundred feet off.
So Martin and 14 other South Carolina families are in North Carolina. Three families will end up changing to South Carolina addresses.
Lawmakers in both states are considering measures to allow families to keep children in the same schools and to keep their current utilities.
Martin says it will cost her more money from her fixed income in higher North Carolina taxes.
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