welcome to hammock forums. i'm near winston-salem & there are several others not to far away.
maybe a few of us can do an overnighter sometime.
there's a camp out planed for sept 14-16 in hot springs , N.C., called the south east hammock hangers association (SEHHA).
it's hosted by ed speer of speer hammocks & it's always fun to meet other hammockers, see their set ups, & ask questions.
i'll try to find a link to more info on that camp out... if someone doesn't beat me to it. ...tim
here's info provided by ed speer... http://www.speerhammocks.com/Assets/HotSpringsSep07.htm
here's just one recent thread talking about it, but if you use the search box, & type in SEHHA, you'll find lots more.