N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-287: It is a Class H felony to intercept or
disclose the contents of a wire, oral or electronic communication without
the consent of at least one party to the communication, The statute
defines wire communications to exclude the radio portion of a cordless
telephone call that is transmitted between a cordless telephone handset
and base unit. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-287.
In addition, communications transmitted in a manner accessible to the
general public, radio transmissions of aircrafts, ships or vehicles, and
law enforcement radio communications, can be legally intercepted.
Violations of the law can be punished by imprisonment for up to 10
years and a fine. Civil liability is expressly authorized for actual
damages, $100 per day of violation or $1,000 — whichever is greater.
Punitive damages, attorney fees and litigation costs also can be
recovered. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-296.