Yes, I believe the whole State, in fact, is ripe for some NP pie. And, particularly, if one located within one of the 4 or 5 largest cities they would do well.
I don't know what your history is with NC but I'll post a couple links here just for fun.
Chapel Hill is a solid college town with money to burn...food savvy,cosmopolitans in a Southern gentile setting. Ashville, tourism mekka of the State along with several seaside towns out East on the coast (lots of golf there
). The Hill and Ashville are know as a couple of the last few "Woodstock" cities left in the U.S. Artist driven culture, many events always going on laid-back, charming.
Like I said, you would do well here....it's just a matter of choosing the city to match the lifestyle you enjoy most. I think it's a really fine State in that all these different settings are within weekend drives to be able to explore and enjoy. Hope this helps a 'lil..