N.C. R. App. P. 3. Appeal in Civil Cases—How and When Taken
(a) Filing the Notice of Appeal. Any party entitled by law to appeal from a judgment or order of a superior or district court rendered in a civil action or special proceeding may take appeal by filing notice of appeal with the clerk of superior court and serving copies thereof upon all other parties within the time prescribed by subsection (c) of this rule.
(b) Special Provisions. Appeals in the following types of cases shall be taken in the time and manner set out in the General Statutes and Rules of Appellate Procedure sections noted:
(1) Juvenile matters pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7B-2602; the identity of persons under the age of eighteen at the time of the proceedings in the trial division shall be protected pursuant to Rule 3.1(b).
(2) Appeals pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7B-1001 shall be subject to the provisions of Rule 3.1.
(c) Time for Taking Appeal. In civil actions and special proceedings, a party must file and serve a notice of appeal:
(1) within thirty days after entry of judgment if the party has been served with a copy of the judgment within the three-day period prescribed by Rule 58 of the Rules of Civil Procedure; or
(2) within thirty days after service upon the party of a copy of the judgment if service was not made within that three-day period; provided that
(3) if a timely motion is made by any party for relief under Rules 50(b), 52(b) or 59 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the thirty-day period for taking appeal is tolled as to all parties until entry of an order disposing of the motion and then runs as to each party from the date of entry of the order or its untimely service upon the party, as provided in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection (c).
In computing the time for filing a notice of appeal, the provision for additional time after service by mail in Rule 27(b) of these rules and Rule 6(e) of the Rules of Civil Procedure shall not apply.
If timely notice of appeal is filed and served by a party, any other party may file and serve a notice of appeal within ten days after the first notice of appeal was served on such party.
(d) Content of Notice of Appeal. The notice of appeal required to be filed and served by subsection (a) of this rule shall specify the party or parties taking the appeal; shall designate the judgment or order from which appeal is taken and the court to which appeal is taken; and shall be signed by counsel of record for the party or parties taking the appeal, or by any such party not represented by counsel of record.
(e) Service of Notice of Appeal. Service of copies of the notice of appeal may be made as provided in Rule 26.
287 N.C. 671; 92 N.C. App. 761; 324 N.C. 585; 324 N.C. 613; 337 N.C. 821; 345 N.C. 765; 354 N.C. 598; 354 N.C. 609; 357 N.C. 665; 358 N.C. 824; 360 N.C. 661; 360 N.C. 820; 360 N.C. 852; 363 N.C. 901.