The website of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, the state agency that regulates the practice of mediation, has a wealth of information for parties and attorneys alike.  Here are links to some of them:

The Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions (MSC Rules) (also adopted, with some modifications, by the federal courts in Western North Carolina):

The rules in PDF format:

The Standards of Professional Conduct for Mediators: Mediators:

General information for parties without attorneys:

A short brochure on mediation produced by the Dispute Resolution Commission:

A list of local rules by county:

The Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Rules 16.2 and 16.3 govern mediation):