First of all, welcome to the Forums!
There are lots of WBCCI groups in the North Carolina area, check out the Region 3 website
for starters. Most Units have their new schedules in the works and will be posting the up & coming 2006 events on the website in the next couple of weeks. There are probably members of the forums here that can stear you towards ones that are best suited to you & your desire to 'check things out'. There are also informal gatherings of forum members that are always open to guests & visitors ~
Good luck, you've come to the right spot to get stared ~