Not sure what you're used to and what kind of hiking opportunities exist where you live currently, but I moved down here from Charlottesville, Va. (some of the most beautiful hiking locations you could ever imagine in close proximity) and it has been a real bummer compared to what I was used to. This place is basically flat as a pancake and pretty boring scenery-wise, unless you think strip malls are scenery.
Not trying to be a downer, just trying to let you know what to expect. There is good hiking here I am told, but you have to drive a ways to get to it which takes more planning and time. That's why I completely got out of hiking/camping when we moved down here and instead I got into cycling. I'm now gearing up to get back into the backpacking scene because I miss it so much (it's been 14 years).
I'm going to spend some time in the Uwharrie national forest, which isn't too far from here, doing a few shake down cruises so to speak. There is also Mt. Rogers, the AT, and the Pisgah national forest, but I have not been to any of them yet.