I lived in Henderson/Oxford area for over 10 yrs, but from NJ. Very limited jobs there,and jobs that are available,that pay a decent livable wage,you will have to commute for. I no longer live there as the public schools in Vance County are marginal at best. The one Charter School they have, works like a lottery and only goes up to eighth grade.
If you want good schools and jobs that pay decent wage,look to Wake Forest/Raleigh area. Rolesville is a really good area,close to everything, but still rural and quaint. You will have to deal with year round-track out schools possibly,but its a give and take situation.