I applied for renewal at the Wake County Sheriff's office December 28, 2012. Just got the card in the mail today....finally. Per the General Statutes it is ok to carry with the expired permit so long as the renewal process was in place so I've been carrying around a folded copy of same as well. A LEO friend ran my card as a favor two days ago and it came back 'current' but I suppose it was because my new CCW was in the mail. Anyway, 75 days here in central NC for a renewal. When you get that 90 day notice from the sheriff, go downtown!