N.C. R. App. P. 17. Appeal Bond in Appeals Under N.C.G.S. §§ 7A-30, 7A-31
(a) Appeal of Right. In all appeals of right from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court in civil cases, the party who takes appeal shall, upon filing the notice of appeal in the Supreme Court, file with the clerk of that Court a written undertaking, with good and sufficient surety in the sum of $250, or deposit cash in lieu thereof, to the effect that all costs awarded against the appealing party on the appeal will be paid.
(b) Discretionary Review of Court of Appeals Determination. When the Supreme Court on petition of a party certifies a civil case for review of a determination of the Court of Appeals, the petitioner shall file an undertaking for costs in the form provided in subsection (a). When the Supreme Court on its own initiative certifies a case for review of a determination of the Court of Appeals, no undertaking for costs shall be required of any party.
(c) Discretionary Review by Supreme Court Before Court of Appeals Determination. When a civil case is certified for review by the Supreme Court before being determined by the Court of Appeals, the undertaking on appeal initially filed in the Court of Appeals shall stand for the payment of all costs incurred in either the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court and awarded against the party appealing.
(d) Appeals In Forma Pauperis. No undertakings for costs are required of a party appealing in forma pauperis.
287 N.C. 671; 295 N.C. 741; 324 N.C. 613; 327 N.C. 671; 354 N.C. 609; 363 N.C. 901.