You still didn't say where Louisburg is, maybe I should know, but I don't. But Piedmont sounds like Virginia? North Carolina? Are you in zone 7 or 8?
Anyway, if you aren't going to have freezes anytime soon, probably go ahead and plant them, though it isn't the preferred time for it. They do want full sun. (They will grow almost anywhere and can be aggressive spreaders-- I have raspberry canes in my partially shaded herb garden right now presumably because some bird after eating my raspberries, pooped out seeds into the herb garden -- but they don't fruit as well without full sun.)
They like rich organic and very well drained soil, somewhat acidic. If your soil isn't acidic, you can add an acidic fertilizer meant for azaleas, etc. (But don't fertilize now)