N.C. R. App. P. 29. Sessions of Courts; Calendar of Hearings
(a) Sessions of Court.
(1) Supreme Court. The Supreme Court shall be in continuous session for the transaction of business. Unless otherwise scheduled by the Court, hearings in appeals will be held during the months of February through May and September through December. Additional settings may be authorized by the Chief Justice.
(2) Court of Appeals. Appeals will be heard in accordance with a schedule promulgated by the Chief Judge. Panels of the Court will sit as scheduled by the Chief Judge. For the transaction of other business, the Court of Appeals shall be in continuous session.
(b) Calendaring of Cases for Hearing. Each appellate court will calendar the hearing of all appeals docketed in the court. In general, appeals will be calendared for hearing in the order in which they are docketed, but the court may vary the order for any cause deemed appropriate. On motion of any party, with notice to all other parties, the court may determine without hearing to give an appeal peremptory setting or otherwise to vary the normal calendar order. Except as advanced for peremptory setting on motion of a party or the court’s own initiative, no appeal will be calendared for hearing at a time less than thirty days after the filing of the appellant’s brief. The clerk of the appellate court will give reasonable notice to all counsel of record of the setting of an appeal for hearing by mailing a copy of the calendar.
287 N.C. 671; 304 N.C. 737; 322 N.C. 844; 324 N.C. 613; 327 N.C. 671; 354 N.C. 609; 363 N.C. 901.