First, welcome to the forum. I'm here in Cabarrus county, and I carry everywhere I go "aside from the places off limits of course. Restaurants that serve alcohol, etc." I haven't had too many issues around here. I've been carrying in the area for almost a year now, and have had maybe 3 negative experiences with people, but they were quickly resolved "mostly be my just ignoring them eventually". No issues with LEOs. I eat at the subway near me here in Concord, and around lunch time, a lot of LEOs show up. A few of them will glance at my firearm, I think more out of curiosity than anything else, and then they go back to what they were doing. From what I can tell, this seems to be a pretty OC friendly area for the most part. Infact, one of the negative experiences I mentioned was at a taco bell, and before I could even reply to the person causing a fuss, the manager stepped in and defended what I was doing and said she was happy that I was there. Not sure where you're at here in Cabarrus, but the area has always been pretty friendly to me.