The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said three to five men broke into the home on Antioch Church Road in Middlesex at 4:26 p.m.
Officials said the men were dressed in camouflage and were wearing cream-color woven ski masks.
They said the suspects tied up three people inside the home and left them face down on the floor before leaving with three firearms, a stereo and several DVDs.
The men fled in a car, but authorities do not have a description.
None of the victims suffered serious injury.