Where in NC are you?
There's a bunch in the Triangle area. Off the top of my head:
IDPA @ The Range
IDPA, Rimfire Steel, ICORE, PCCA @ Caswell Ranch
IDPA @ Durham Wildlife
indoor IDPA @ Personal Defense
IDPA @ Drake's Landing
USPSA @ Sir Walter Raleigh
USPSA @ Pitt County
Finally, a local shooter started a Zombie Shooting Association
, and the matches are becoming very popular. More "run whatcha brung" than USPSA and/or IDPA.
Of these, the Tuesday evening IDPA matches at the Durham Wildlife Club are particularly good for those just starting out, though I can recommend any of the others, too. The Zombie matches are getting a lot of people into IDPA & USPSA, so they'd be a good thing to check out, too.