North Carolina Criminal Law 
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 14-147.  Removing, altering or defacing landmarks.
  If any person, firm or corporation shall knowingly
remove, alter or deface any landmark in anywise whatsoever, or
shall knowingly cause such removal, alteration or defacement to
be done, such person, firm or corporation shall be guilty of a
Class 2 misdemeanor.  This section shall not apply to landmarks,
such as creeks and other small streams, which the interest of
agriculture may require to be altered or turned from their
channels, nor to such persons, firms or corporations as own the
fee simple in the lands on both sides of the lines designated by
the landmarks removed, altered or defaced.  Nor shall this
section apply to those adjoining landowners who may by agreement
remove, alter or deface landmarks in which they alone are
interested. (1858-9, c. 17; Code, s. 1063; Rev., s. 3674; 1915,
c. 248; C.S., s. 4319; 1993, c. 539, s. 86; 1994, Ex. Sess., c.
24, s. 14(c).)
  

 

 

 14-148.  Defacing or desecrating grave sites.
  (a)It is unlawful to willfully:
       (1)  Throw, place or put any refuse, garbage or trash in
            or on any cemetery;
       (2)  Take away, disturb, vandalize, destroy or change
            the location of any stone, brick, iron or other
            material or fence enclosing a cemetery without
            authorization of law or consent of the surviving
            spouse or next of kin of the deceased thereby
            causing damage of less than one thousand dollars
            ($1,000); or
       (3)  Take away, disturb, vandalize, destroy, tamper with
            or deface any tombstone, headstone, monument, grave
            marker, grave ornamentation, grave artifacts,
            shrubbery, flowers, plants or other articles within
            any cemetery erected or placed to designate where a
            body is interred or to preserve and perpetuate the
            memory and name of any person, without
            authorization of law or the consent of the
            surviving spouse or next of kin, thereby causing
            damage of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
  (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a
professional archaeologist as defined in G.S. 70-28(4) acting
pursuant to the provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 70 of the
General Statutes.
  (c) Violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.  In
passing sentence, the court shall consider the appropriateness
of restitution or reparation as a condition of probation under
G.S. 15A-1343(b)(6) as an alternative to actual imposition of a
fine, jail term, or both. (1840, c. 6; R.C., c. 34, s. 102;
Code, s. 1088; Rev., s. 3680; C.S., s. 4320; 1969, c. 987; 1981,
c. 752, s. 1, c. 853, s. 4; 1993, c. 539, s. 87; 1994, Ex.
Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)