I am a level III NICU RN with 6 years experience wanting to relocate to NC from Michigan. Living in MI my whole life I have never been more than a short drive away from a major body of water so that is definatley a must when relocating. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as far as good hospitals to work at with NICUs in the eastern part of the state. I was thinking of Wilmington but I have read that the pay is low...how is it compared to the cost of living down there? My husband works in retail and currently is a car salesman so I'm hoping finding him a job wouldn't be too much of a struggle. We currently don't have children but would like to plan a family soon so living in an area that has good schools is importnat too. Also, how are hurricane conditions out that way? I have visited NC numerous times but it was usually the Outter Banks area. The summers are HOT and humid just like in MI but I'm really liking the idea of no snow!