Robin is the Vice Chair of NARSOL and also the president of our North Carolina affiliate. He can send an alert to N.C. registrants on his mailing list and ask for others to come forward if they experienced this.
Often local police departments make up their own rules out of pure ignorance of the law. It’s possible this is happening only in your county, but I think we all can see how it is a serious matter and a violation to your rights. I hope you will keep us updated on how it develops.