Oh, and hi, from a fellow Carolinian. There are a few of us here. I grew up in the Upstate, and am now in the Raleigh Metro area. Charleston is awesome.
And congrats on the excellent username.
I'll also note that there are pretty much no hard and fast rules for shaving. Most people want 1) a close shave, and 2) a comfortable shave. So anything you do to get that is just fine. You may develop a routine that works great for you... that doesn't resemble anyone else's. But just like so many skills, it's usually best to follow conventional wisdom's advice for a while, before going out on your own.