All divorce in NC is no-fault. And there is no need for either side to have a lawyer if there are no additional issues involved (like child custody or property distribution).
Legal Aid of NC has a packet of forms your friend can use to go through the process. Sometimes the clerk of court's office or family court office in the county courthouse has forms to give out also.
Your friend will have to pay filing fees, and may have to pay the sheriff a few dollars to serve the paperwork. good luck.
They can do it without an attorney. If there are children and/or property they need counsel to protect all rights.This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. Laws vary widely from state to state. You should rely only on the advice given to you during a personal consultation by a local attorney who is thoroughly familiar with state laws and the area of practice in which your concern lies.