OK, if you would like to ride or at least have the option of riding helmet-free in North Carolina, this is for you. H. B. 109 has been introduced in the NC House. Please respectfully contact NC legislators to voice your opinion of this.
See this post on Buncombe County CBA - the bill info is in red after the first paragraph. At the end is contact information for NC legislators.
A full copy of the bill is attached as a PDF.