N.C. Dept. of Transportation provides update on 2 new laws

Guidelines for recreational drone users

Recreational UAS/drone operators are not required to obtain a license or permit from the Division of Aviation. However, recreational users are subject to NC UAS rules and regulations. The FAA, however, has set guidelines for safe and responsible operation:

Always fly below an altitude of 400 feet, and fly within your direct line of sight.
Be aware of FAA airspace requirements.
Do not fly near stadiums, public events, or directly over people.
Do not fly near aircraft, especially near airports.
Do not fly near emergency response efforts such as fires or hurricane recovery efforts.
Do not fly for compensation.
Do not fly at night.
Do not fly a UAS/drone that weighs more than 55 pounds.