Can you legally leave your house at age 16 in North Carolina?
No, the legal age of majority for the state is 18.
Legally, in North Carolina, you cannot leave your parent's home until you reach your majority (at age 18). Although, it is true that in some counties in North Carolina, the police will not make you return to your parent's home if you are age 17 and one half years old. (No, I will not name the counties where this holds true.)
Do you qualify for unemployment insurance if you quit your job in North Carolina to relocate and follow your husband to New York?
In North Carolina you can leave home at 16 years old and a parent can not make that person come back home. If a parent calls the Police and reports the person has run away all they will do is, call the parent if they locate this person and tell them where they are at, but they will not pick them up and bring them home once they are 16 years old.