MMA events are currently banned in NC. There's been some lobbying to change that, but I don't know how organized the effort is. There's a lot of talent down there, so you can find excellent fight training, but for fights you need to go out of state.Team ROC
is Gracie affiliated (under Royce) and they've got folks all over the Piedmont.
Jason Culbreth and Billy Dowey (both brown belts under Royce) teach out of the Raleigh Crossfit
facility. I believe they've done some fight promotion in the past, and there are pro fighters training under them. The "news" section of the CrossfitNC site often has info on events that their fighters are involved with. There are still grappling tourneys in NC, and MMA in Virginia.