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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax increase took effect Wednesday in Davidson County to cover costs of a new $40 million high school and eventually fund other education projects.

The county's sales tax is now 7 percent.

The hike means taxpayers will spend an extra penny in sales tax per $4 purchase. That's an extra 50 cents for a $200 purchase.

Officials say the tax increase will bring in more than $2 million a year for a new high school in the northern part of Davidson County to alleviate overcrowding at surrounding schools.

FOX8's Michael Spears spoke with taxpayers Wednesday morning about their thoughts on the tax hike.