COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina House passed a bill clarifying South Carolina’s border with North Carolina after two decades of work to use technology to measure it to the centimeter.
The House initially appeared to kill the bill Wednesday after an amendment passed allowing a $5,000 tax credit for people affected by the change. But members changed their mind after the credit was removed.
The Carolinas have been using GPS technology to trace instructions given by the King of England when the states were just colonies. That extra clarity left 16 people who thought they lived in South Carolina with property in North Carolina, and three families changing to South Carolina addresses.
South Carolina is offering help with utilities and schools. North Carolina’s bill passed the Senate and is in the House.