29-1821. Plea of not guilty; record; day of trial; designation; continuance; when.

If the accused pleads not guilty, the plea shall be entered on the indictment, and the prosecuting attorney shall, under the direction of the court, designate a day for trial, which shall be a day of the term at which the plea is made, unless the court, for good reasons, continues the case to a subsequent term.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 58, § 453, p. 823; R.S.1913, § 9097; C.S.1922, § 10122; C.S.1929, § 29-1820; R.S.1943, § 29-1821.