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Carolinas border redraw bill among 9 signed by McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation designed to resolve tax, education and property issues associated with redrawing the North Carolina-South Carolina border has been signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

McCrory’s signature Wednesday — combined with South Carolina’s similar legislation approved this month — clears the way to enforce the original 18th-century boundary again starting in January. High-tech boundary work began 20 years ago after it was determined the border was askew from old surveying techniques. The bill addresses what to do about several dozen people who believed they were in one state but actually are in the other Carolina.

McCrory’s office said he signed nine bills Wednesday. Others require “beach bingo” operators to be licensed and make it easier for veterans considered “partially disabled” to use special parking spots for people with disabilities.

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