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A Notary Public is an Officer of the State,
as appointed by the NC Secretary of State's office.
The NC Secretary of State's website says this about
the office of the Notary Public:
"Notaries are public officers of the State of North Carolina charged with protecting the public from fraud and forgery. The primary tools notaries use in fulfilling this statutory obligation are requiring personal appearance, positively identifying signers and recording evidence of the notarization in a journal of notary acts. Notaries have a vital role in protecting the citizens of North Carolina and facilitating commerce for those doing business in the Old North State."
Therefore, a notarization is the completion and validation of a certificate by a notary, who certifies information about signers and documents.
Pledge of Ethical Practice
Since I am not an attorney, I can't explain or interpret documents for you, give instructions on how to complete them, or suggest how to sign a particular document. Doing so would be engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. All questions regarding the contents of the document need to be directed to the appropriate professional.