(a) A person initiates an arbitration proceeding by giving written notice to the other parties to the agreement to arbitrate in the manner in which the parties have agreed or, in the absence of agreement, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, or by service as authorized for the commencement of a civil action under the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
(b) Unless a person objects to the lack or insufficiency of notice not later than the beginning of the hearing, the person’s appearance at the hearing waives the objection.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this Article, a person gives notice to another person by taking action that is reasonably necessary to inform the other person in the ordinary course of business, regardless of whether the person acquires knowledge of the notice.
(d) A person has notice if the person has knowledge of the notice or has received notice.
(e) A person receives notice when it comes to the person’s attention or the notice is delivered at the person’s place of residence or place of business or at another location held out by the person as a place of delivery of communications. (2005‑187, s. 1.)