There are several schools in or close to NC that offer blacksmithing courses. Here are links to their sites.
John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
Penland School of Crafts
Post Office Box 37
Penland NC 28765-0037
Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1
Floyd, Virginia 24091
The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing
200 12th St
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: (434) 960-9718
For more blacksmithing schools and programs visit the ABANA website.