We note at the outset that the plaintiff county is appealing from a judgment rendered in its favor. By its appeal, the county requests that this Court “reverse the trial court and strike all of the trial judge’s order filed June 21, 1982, except those portions which grant plaintiffs motion for a directed verdict.” In the alternative, the county requests that the trial judge be reversed and summary judgment be entered in its favor. We take it that by this appeal the county seeks modification of the judgment to grant the full relief requested in its complaint, that is, an injunction prohibiting defendants from engaging in any activities on the property which do not constitute conforming uses under the New Hanover County Zoning Ordinance. This plaintiff may do, since the prevailing party may appeal from a judgment that is only partly in its favor, or is less favorable than the party thinks it should be. McCullock v. Railroad, 146 N.C. 316, 59 S.E. 882 (1907).
 The issues raised by this appeal involve the trial court’s construction of the relevant provisions of the zoning ordinance, Sections 45-2 and 46-1, and their application to the facts of this case. Specifically, whether the court correctly concluded that in the absence of a finding of a discontinuance of a nonconforming use for a consecutive period of two years, there was no termination of the right to continue a nonconforming use, and therefore the landowner was entitled to continue the nonconforming use as it existed prior to the effective date of the zoning ordinance.
*548Plaintiffs primary argument is that the trial judge incorrectly concluded that the relief allegedly sought by plaintiff— complete and permanent cessation of all nonconforming uses of defendants’ property — required a finding by the Zoning Board of Adjustment that defendants’ pre-existing nonconforming use had been discontinued for two years. Specifically, plaintiff contends that defendants’ established violation of the zoning ordinance constitutes a discontinuance of the pre-existing nonconforming use of the property such that, under the applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance, defendants are subsequently prohibited from engaging in any nonconforming use of the property without the prior approval of the appropriate authorities.
The applicable provisions of the New Hanover County Zoning Ordinance are as follows:
45-2 A non-conforming use may be changed to another nonconforming use only in accordance with approval issued by the Board of Adjustment. The Board shall issue such approval if it finds that the proposed use will be more compatible with the surrounding neighborhood than the use in operation at the time the approval is applied for. If a non-conforming use is changed to any use other than a conforming use without obtaining approval pursuant to this paragraph, that change shall constitute a discontinuance of the non-conforming use, with consequences as stated in Section 46.
46-1 When a non-conforming use is discontinued for a consecutive period of two (2) years, the property involved may thereafter be used only for conforming purposes.
Defendants were found to be in violation of the zoning ordinance. That finding was appealed without success through the proper administrative and judicial channels and was ultimately affirmed by this Court, with the Supreme Court refusing discretionary review. Under the ordinance, defendants’ violation constituted a discontinuance of the pre-existing nonconforming use. Plaintiff contends that a discontinuance of this type has the effect of immediately terminating the defendants’ right to engage in any nonconforming use of the property, regardless of whether it was a pre-existing use, without the prior approval of the proper authorities.
*549However, the same provision of the ordinance that characterizes defendants’ violation as a discontinuance also brings on the further consequence, set out in Section 46-1 of the ordinance, of prospectively restricting the property to conforming uses only in the event the discontinuance of the pre-existing nonconforming use lasts for a period of two consecutive years. In the judgment, the court found that there was “no issue of fact raised by the evidence” and that the Zoning Board had made no findings that there was a discontinuance of a nonconforming use for a period of two years. The county does not even contend that it offered evidence tending to show that the alleged discontinuance lasted for two consecutive years. The county did not choose to include the evidence at trial in the record on appeal. Where the evidence is not set out in the record, a nonsuit or directed verdict will be presumed correct. See Reams v. Hight, 201 N.C. 797, 161 S.E. 484 (1931). Furthermore, we perceive no possible construction of the zoning ordinance which supports plaintiffs contention, either directly or inferentially.1 Nor can we perceive a result from the application of the above-quoted provisions to the present factual context other than that reached by the trial judge in this case.
In conclusion, we note that our holding is consistent with the majority of other jurisdictions that have ruled on similar questions. See generally Anderson, American Law of Zoning 2d, §§ 33-6.63 (1976). The two cases cited by plaintiff in support of its position, State v. Miller, 206 Min. 345, 288 N.W. 713 (1939) and *550 Barbarisi v. Board of Adjustment, 30 N.J. Super. 11, 103 A. 2d 164 (1954), are arguably on point but are more consistent with our reading of the law than with that urged by plaintiff. We see no need to discuss those cases here.
In view of our finding that the trial judge correctly applied the law with respect to the legal effect of defendants’ violation, it follows that defendants are entitled to resume their nonconforming use as it existed prior to the effective date of the zoning ordinance. The county’s contention to the contrary is without merit.
Our disposition of the central issue on appeal renders review of plaintiffs other assignments of error unnecessary. Under the facts found and the applicable law, the plaintiffs have received all of the relief to which they are entitled.
The judgment appealed from is
Judges BECTON and BRASWELL concur.