Holy crap Batman, look what the AG has to say about this in the firearms laws booklet. Oddly, it is nothing like what the law actually says. I've never compared the 2 till now. See upper case, mine. That is NOT what the law says. HMMMMM?
4. Events Occurring In Public Places
North Carolina law further makes it unlawful for any person participating in, affiliated with, or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession, picket line, OR DEMONSTRATION UPON ANY PUBLIC PLACE, owned or under the control of the State of North Carolina, or any of its political subdivisions, to willfully or intentionally possess, or have immediate access to any dangerous weapon. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-277.2 Persons exempted from the provisions of N.C.G.S. § 14- 269(b) are not bound by this prohibition. These persons are set forth in Paragraph III. A. of this publication. A concealed handgun permit does not allow a permittee to carry a weapon in these areas. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.11(c)