Democrats and Republicans each introduced different redistricting plans earlier this week.
Both parties have admitted that the newly created 13th district probably will be Democratic, but the two plans differ in the political distribution in some of the remaining districts.
Results of the 2000 U.S. Census allotted North Carolina an additional seat in the U.S. House.
Legislators said there are two separate plans because each party tries to protect its own incumbents and create additional seats.
Rep. Dewey Hill, D-Columbus, co-sponsor of the Democratic redistricting plan, said a common trend in redistricting legislation is for representatives to look out for their own party.
"The Democratic plan is more spread out than the Republican plan," Hill said. "It will create districts that are more friendly to Democrats, and the Republican plan leans toward Republicans."
The U.S. congressional delegation from North Carolina contains seven Republicans and five Democrats. Hill added that he expects the 13th district will be more Democratic than Republican.
Rep. Cary Allred, R-Alamance, said he thinks the Republican plan respects county lines more than the Democratic plan.
"The Republican plan would more than likely help Southern Republicans remain in Congress," he said.