Hi there, and welcome to GDS.
The GDS classes
are wonderful and what an awesome Sale there is on PSE right now!
You can also start out by checking out our Resources Tab
at the top of the page. You will find some great Tutorials there!
Make sure you sign up for our Daily Download Rewind
Program as well.
Look forward to seeing lots of great layouts in the Gallery soon!
PS I am not from NC, but have a Daughter who lives in South Carolina near Columbia.