I moved to Wilmington about 4 years ago. I work for a Substance Abuse Hospital here in town. We of course employ nurses, but the pay rate where I am for nursing positions is somewhat less than standard. Your only real psych nursing option would be the Oaks, at New Hanover, unless you wanted to work with Dually Diagnosed populations through a company like Homecare Management Inc. the Psych unit at NHRMC and Cape fear were merged to create the Oaks which is inpatient psych still just located in its own building.
New hanover is THE game in town. They bought up the other hospital (Cape Fear) and they own some of the physician practices as well. My Partner worked for them for 4 years in CMTU. He liked it ok there. That particular floor has issues with retention. But other areas are not so bad, NHRMC is a LARGE facility and with that comes corporate characteristics as usual. I plan to work there after graduation until I can get some experience under me and travel.
My parents live in Goldsboro and that's where I went to HS and believe me it's vastly different here than in Wayne County. I used to work at WMH in admissions too once upon a long time ago.
Anyway, Wilmington is a great little town and The Oaks would be a cool place to work I think. Best of luck to you in the future