There are 3 level 1 trauma centers in Raleigh-Durham area. Including Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. We moved here from Chicago and are pretty happy here. We have 2 school-aged children and there is lots to do here.
Wilmington is a nice area, there's New Hanover there and a lot to do in the area. I live in Jacksonville, which is about an hour away from Wilmington. I like it here. There's a community hospital in Jacksonville; Onslow Memorial Hospital. Jacksonville is a very family oriented community.