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No, there is no such law in NC under Chapter 28A (administration of estates). See here
The executor must do their due diligence
to make sure that they are distributing the assets to the right person. If they are asking the beneficiary to make a trip to another state simply to claim the gift, then this is (generally) too much.
Most executors would settle for a fax/email of the ID and other supporting documents of identity.
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