Welcome to North Carolina!!!
Sorry that you moved in to the influence area of the People's Republic of Chapel Hill. If this residency requirement is true then you can try to go to another counties sheriffs department and say that you are purchasing a pistol for collecting purposes. That would be the only reason that you could get a pistol purchase permit in another county.
For the concealed carry course, you take the test, go to the sheriffs department, fill out the paperwork and wait up to 90 days for your permit but if you cannot buy a pistol purchase permit for a year, then I think that it would be similar for a CHP.