I usually Open Carry in NC, but often conceal as well in person, or in the car. Sometimes I don't have the gun on my person but in a safepacker on the seat next to me.Also, reading handgunlaw.us, it seems that one cannot conceal a gun on your person when in a vehicle, even if you have a permit. The gun must always be in the open; is this correct?
North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit Information
You MAY open carry in a motor vehicle. However, localities may regulate the carrying of firearms under certain circumstances.
NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
Handguns in VehiclesIt is unlawful to carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle unless the person has a North Carolina concealed carry permit. A person who is not a convicted felon may carry a handgun if not concealed. A handgun is concealed in a vehicle if it cannot be readily seen by a person approaching and if it is readily accessible. A handgun under the front seat or in an unlocked glove box or console is illegal. A handgun openly displayed or in a locked glove box, locked console, or in the trunk is lawful.