Getting a court date in North Carolina
Usually, courts assign a court date within 30 days of the filing date. If it is an eviction case, the new date is within 10-15 days. The clerk of the court will schedule the date, and you can find it on your summons form.
The summons needs to be served to the defendant. If you are unable to serve the defendant in time, you may want to file a continuance. If it is accepted, you will have more time to complete service of process.
If you are unable to make the court date, you can file a continuance.