N.C. R. App. P. 4. Appeal in Criminal Cases—How and When Taken
(a) Manner and Time. Any party entitled by law to appeal from a judgment or order of a superior or district court rendered in a criminal action may take appeal by:
(1) giving oral notice of appeal at trial, or
(2) filing notice of appeal with the clerk of superior court and serving copies thereof upon all adverse parties within fourteen days after entry of the judgment or order or within fourteen days after a ruling on a motion for appropriate relief made during the fourteen-day period following entry of the judgment or order. Appeals from district court to superior court are governed by N.C.G.S. §§ 15A-1431 and -1432.
(b) Content of Notice of Appeal. The notice of appeal required to be filed and served by subdivision (a)(2) 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.
(c) Service of Notice of Appeal. Service of copies of the notice of appeal may be made as provided in Rule 26.
(d) To Which Appellate Court Addressed. An appeal of right from a judgment of a superior court by any person who has been convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death shall be filed in the Supreme Court. In all other criminal cases, appeal shall be filed in the Court of Appeals.
(e) Protecting the Identity of Juvenile Victims of Sexual Offenses. For appeals filed pursuant to this rule and for extraordinary writs filed in cases to which this rule applies, the identities of all victims of sexual offenses the trial court record shows were under the age of eighteen when the trial division proceedings occurred, including documents or other materials concerning delinquency proceedings in district court, shall be protected pursuant to Rule 3.1(b).
287 N.C. 671; 295 N.C. 741; 305 N.C. 783; 322 N.C. 844; 92 N.C. App. 761; 324 N.C. 585; 324 N.C. 613; 348 N.C. 724; 354 N.C. 598; 354 N.C. 609; 357 N.C. 665; 363 N.C. 901.