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I am sorry to read about your difficulties.
The Landlord cannot force you out without filing eviction action in Court first. There is no self-remedy to eviction action in North Carolina. This means at the expiration of the ten-day notice, the Landlord cannot change the locks or throw your stuff out to force you out. The Landlord must use the Court system to accomplish the eviction. This means that the Landlord must serve you with the Summons and a copy of the eviction complaint filed with the Court so that you can respond to it and tell the Court why you must not be evicted. See North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 42 Article 3.
As for the threat to report you to the DA for the bad check, so long as you explain to the DA what happened and that you have issued a replacement check to the Landlord, you should be fine.