Not many hills in the area I live. What antennas do you have? Any suggestions?
I see you're in eastern NC. Pity, since western NC has lots of big hills!
Highest point on the east coast is in NC.
But from where you are, I'd take it "portable" to Cape Hatteras and set up as close to the beach as possible. That is a very, very good VHF location (I've operated from there a few times) with a "shot" up and down the coast from Maine to Florida, and not a bad shot inland either because the whole area is quite flat and free of obstructions.
From there, I'd use small beams on a telescoping mast installed on a drive-on mount. A drive-on mount is nothing more than a bracket that supports the bottom end of a tall mast and has a horizontal "footing" bracket that you drive a tire over. Park on it, and it won't go anywhere -- the vehicle becomes the support system. Wilburt makes professional powdered aluminum telescoping masts up to about fifty feet, which collapse down to five feet and can go "up" or "down" in less than 60 seconds (human power). Those are very expensive if purchased new, but they can be found surplus at about 10-20% of the new price, and of course something similar can be homebrewed for less.
Using a 5L 6m beam at the Cape back in '86, and just 25W PEP on 6m SSB, I worked 48 states, all over the Caribbean, four Canadian provinces and Mexico in one weekend (June). I heard some stuff I couldn't work, and more power would have helped.
From Chincoteague Island, VA (FM27) in June '87 and again in June '88 (went there two years in a row to activate FM27), we worked a lot of VHF and took 1st place for the Division, a record that held for several years. In June '87, in 36 hours on 6m SSB-CW, we worked all 50 states and 13 countries (multiop operation, WB2WIK/4) during the VHF contest. We were at two feet above sea level, right on the beach. HUGE advantage to being "right on the beach..." we could work stuff that guys just 10 miles inland couldn't hear at all -- consistently.