Is North Carolina a “Stand Your Ground” State?

Picture this scenario: It’s the night of a new moon, and a deep, almost suffocating, darkness cloaks your home and property. The air is hushed, the world at rest. Your family sleeps soundly in the beds, unaware of the intruder standing outside, veiled by the shadows of a moonless night. CRASH! You awake to the sound of a window being shattered. Now on high alert, you shoot up from your slumber and listen for further noise. Your groggy eyes read 2:00 am on the bedside clock. Suddenly, another thud emerges [...]