There are a number of calligraphy classes in this area.

Classes are offered at: in Winston-Salem, which is also the home base of Cheerio, one of the most distinguished calligraphy retreats in the country.

Don King is an excellent teacher in Raleigh, and is offering these classes in Fall 2014:
Intro to the Roman Minuscule Hand: Tuesdays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23; 7-9:30 PM
Intro to the Italic Hand: Tuesdays, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23; 7-9:30 PM
Basic Layout and Design for Calligraphers: Tuesdays 10/21, 10/28, 11/4; 7-9:30 PM
Visit Don's website:

The local calligraphy group:

The group covering North and South Carolina: