if you can leagaly own a handgun, you can open carry in your car.
that means place it on the dashboard when in a trafic stop.
no permit of any kind is required.
stay away from chappel hill and the research triangle area of north carolina. unless you are looking to be a test case.
seat belts are a gray area. best to carry it on the seat next to you, or on the dash board. open means open.
better yet; move to lincolnton, nc. your less likely to need the gun. lol
ive lived in both city's and it's 2 totaly differen worlds.
thanks for you sevice...good luck