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North and South Carolina have a battle over the border going on.

Where Gaston County, North Carolina meets York County, South Carolina is up in the air. The Ourfalian family lives just on the edge of that boundary. They have two addresses.

The North Carolina and South Carolina Joint Boundary Commission is realigning more than 300 miles of border. The lines are being redrawn to fix a mistake British colonial's made- basing the boundary off of tree notches. The Ourfalian family will find themselves in a new state- North Carolina.

Joining them in North Carolina is the Lake Wylie Mini Mart. For the mini mart- that means more expensive gas and not being able to sell beer or fireworks.

With the exception of Gastonia, Gaston County is dry and prohibits beer from being sold at gas stations.

Lewis Efrid, owner of the Lake Wylie Mini Mart, said the change of states will destroy his business.

"We wouldn't have purchased the property in the nineties had we known it is in North Carolina," Efrid said.

The changes have to be approved by the South Carolina legislature and could go into effect next year.

Efrid is promising to sue if his business isn't grandfathered in to the changes.



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