This bill has passed committee and his headed to the house floor for vote:
From Grass Roots NC:
No, it isn't perfect, but it is pretty good. This bill will get us badly needed restaurant carry, clean-up state-wide uniformity on parks carry to eliminate abuse by anti-gun municipalities, and will allow employees with permits to keep handguns locked in cars while working at higher education facilities.
Yes, we want more, such as storage at work for everyone, but this represents progress in the direction of freedom.