According to LawHelp.org, an eviction notice in North Carolina is called a notice to vacate. North Carolina state law requires landlords to follow any eviction terms written into a lease. In the absence of eviction terms in the lease agreement, landlords must adhere to state statutes requiring notice times.
As LawHelp.org details, tenants with a year-to-year lease who have not violated the terms of the lease or rental agreement are entitled to 30 days notice for orders to vacate. Tenants evicted for non-payment only get 10 days notice. The law requires shorter notice periods for month-to-month and day-to-day agreements. Landlords can give tenants either oral or written notice.