North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure 12(A)
In White v. Carver, 175 N.C. App. 136, 622 S.E.2d 718 (2005), the Court outlined the procedures required by the appellate rules for proper and timely settlement and filing of the record on appeal:
Rule 12(a) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure requires an appellant to file the Record on Appeal within fifteen days of settlement of the record. N.C.R. App. P. 12(a) (2005).
The appellant must serve a proposed record on appeal upon the appellee who, within thirty days, may submit amendments, objections, or a proposed alternative record to the appellant. N.C.R. App. P. 11(c).
Where the parties agree to the proposed record offered by the appellant or the amendments, objections, or proposed alternative record offered by the appellee, the agreed-upon record constitutes the settled Record on Appeal. Id.
However, should the parties disagree as to the inclusion of certain materials, the appellant must either (i) file the disputed items concurrent with the proposed record within fifteen days, or (ii) file for judicial settlement of the record within ten days of expiration of the period for serving amendments, objections, and alternative proposed records. See id.; N.C.R. App. P. 12(a). Id. at 142-43, 622 S.E.2d at 722.