if I reside in North Carolina now, do they still have 13 years(Maryland law) or 10 years(North Carolina law), to renew the judgement
As long as the MD judgment is properly filed in NC it
- "A judgment so filed has the same effect and is subject to the same defenses as a judgment of this State and shall be enforced or satisfied in like manner."
- "A judgment may be "renewed" so to speak, by filing a Complaint prior to the expiration of the 10 year effect of the original judgment. That Complaint must be filed and served on the Defendant(s)/judgment debtor(s) in the same manner as the original Complaint in the case. Technically, it does not "renew" the old judgment. Rather, it is a new judgment based upon the existing liability that extends from the original judgment. This procedure can only be done once. See N.C.G.S. s 1-47(1)."
So, if the judgment is not properly filed in NC (and "renewed) within the 10 year period, then it cannot be enforced by an NC court.
And are they able to put lien on items in North Carolina, if the judgement is renewed?
If by "put lien on items" you mean execute against or attach property through the NC courts, no, I don't think so.
However, I don't think there is any prohibition against the creditor recording the document in the county recorder where you live. Could cause you some inconvenience that way.
I also have no idea whether the creditor can use the MD courts by long distance.