The loudest thing at night is the crickets.

There's nothing quite like the down-home embrace of a small town. Explore the genuine friendliness, natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Ahoskie, Kenansville, Windsor and Tarboro.

Hey, neighbor.

We get it—if you’re going to live in a small town, you want it to feel like the best small town in the world. And if you’re looking at health care jobs in North Carolina, you’ve got a lot of small towns to consider. But we think you’ll find something truly special about the close-knit communities that are home to a few of our smaller hospitals. We sure did.

AHOSKIE Population Estimate: 5,039

KENANSVILLE Population Estimate: 855

TARBORO Population Estimate: 11,415

WINDSOR POPULATION Population Estimate: 3,630


Ahoskie comes from a Wyanoke Indian word, and as far as we know, we’re the only town that goes by this name—hence our official slogan, “The Only One.” We’re big on history here, celebrating our diversity in all kinds of ways—from our annual Heritage Day Festival to our Christmas parade to pow-wows that include beadwork, weaponry and pottery exhibitions. If movies in the park and BBQ cook-offs fit your pace, Ahoskie is your scene—and it offers plenty more, too, like an annual golf tournament, live events at the Gallery Theatre and a large recreational center.


This picture-book town may be tiny, but it’s big on friendly. Our park is a community favorite, featuring a lighted tennis court, a baseball field, picnic areas and wonderful playground equipment. For the adult palate, head to the Duplin Winery, where 100,000 visitors each year sample the vineyard’s best, including its famous Magnolia wine featured in Martha Stewart Living. Golfers can hit the country club, while history buffs will enjoy the Plantation Homes tour and the Cowan Museum, full of artifacts from our early heritage. Complete the perfect day at our 1,000-seat amphitheater for a concert under the stars.


Tarboro is an incredibly scenic town that’s dedicated to preserving the structures and stories of the past. Explore our 45-block historic district, the 1808 Blount-Bridgers house and gardens, or the African American Historic Sites Trail, which highlights the lives of outstanding African Americans in our community. The 15-acre Tarboro commons—created by the town’s founders—is still a central gathering place where residents can relax under 200-year-old oak trees. Of course, we’re also focused on the present, which is why we have an active arts council, a bike trail through town, a multi-million dollar sports complex and much more.


If history’s your thing, Windsor won’t disappoint. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Windsor is the center of the Historic Albemarle Tour (a North Carolina heritage trail) and part of the Civil War Discovery Trail. Downtown’s historic district boasts houses from as far back as the 1700s, while the Hope Plantation offers a glimpse of 18th and 19th century life and features the Hope Mansion. For family fun, be sure to explore the Cashie wetlands or take the kids to the Livermon mini-zoo and recreational park (emus, anyone?). The annual family run/walk is always a favorite, too.

Small-Town Community Facilities

The front entrance of the Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital (Ahoskie)

At this modern hospital, we provide a spectrum of health services to nearly 40,000 people across four counties. We’re especially excited about the success of our pediatric asthma program, which is changing young lives for the better every day. Children in Hertford and Northampton counties miss fewer days of school, participate more fully in physical activities and look forward to a brighter future.
114 beds
587 employees

The front entrance of the Vidant Duplin Hospital

Vidant Duplin Hospital (Kenansville)

This outstanding hospital offers state-of-the art resources and clinical expertise. We provide skilled nursing and psychiatric services as well as outpatient treatment and same-day surgery. We also recently completed renovation of the emergency department and nurses’ station on the medical/surgical unit.
81 beds
435 employees

The front entrance of the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital (Tarboro)

Personal, compassionate care as close to home as possible for the residents of Tarboro, Edgecombe County and surrounding communities—that’s what we deliver at this acute-care facility. Our staff represents more than 20 specialties and services, including rehabilitation, oncology and outpatient clinics, and our new Women and Children’s Care Unit is a great addition to the community.
117 beds
518 employees

The front entrance of the Vidant Bertie Hospital

Vidant Bertie Hospital (Windsor)

This critical-access hospital provides outstanding personal care in a quaint, historic town. Featuring a telemedicine link to the Brody School of Medicine, our facility offers the highest quality surgical, emergency and diagnostic services as well as medical/surgical patient units.
6 beds
135 employees