VA brehs...how different is Virginia from West Virginia?

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oh no I didn't want to hear that also what about Martinsburg. If its the same my decision has already been made lol and I'm staying. I am not about to have the fam in the hills have eyes.
Martinsburg has a good size black population and great barber named Paul monsieur
 

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To those in Northern Virginia for sure down in South Eastern Virginia, we gravitate more to North Carolina especially if you’re from the Chesapeake or Suffolk.

Central Virginia also has a ton of interchange with Maryland. Most Richmonders are Nats and Skins fans today, but there are still O's and Ravens fans and people I went ti high school with who go to O's and Ravens games...

And there are a good amount of people in the Tri-Cities who are from Maryland initially or have family there...

When we moved east we landed in Woodbridge/Fairfax, then moved to Prince George/Hopewell. So I grew up in those two areas, and as an adult lived in Richmond, Petersburg, then Virginia Beach. I'm 703x804x757 as it gets for a non-native Virginian. Virginia is my home...

Tidewater and Southside (Danville, Emporia, South Hill, Martinsville areas) have a relationship with NC. Central, Northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore have a relationship with Maryland. I know the deep SWVA has a relationship with Tennessee, but places like Roanoke and Lynchburg, never been so I don't know who they associate more with...

Charlottesville and Culpeper may be as Virginian as it gets in present day. One of my best friends, a homegirl, grew up in Culpeper so I spent a few trips there. They moreso align towards NoVa, and Charlottesville for all intents and purposes is a satellite city of Richmond. Those two cities don't really gravitate much towards another state as other parts of Virginia...

I also wanna take the time to clear the misconceptions about both Rich and C'Ville. Yes Rich was the Capital of the Confederacy.........160+ fukking years ago. I don't know why that label has stuck with Richmond, considering a)it was drafted as the capital because of its proximity to DC, not that it volunteered; b)at the onset of the Civil War city residents were split between Union and Confederate loyalties; c)the city of Richmond is one of the oldest established places in the country since Euro invasion, dating to the 1680s, so to narrow Rich's history to a 4-year period it didn't even volunteer for does no one any favors, historically the Civil War is just a chapter in the city's long history; and d)the modern city of Richmond has never been Confederate-sympathetic, and I'm going back 25-30 years here. Anyone who has actually spent time IN THE CITY knows it is nowhere near a white supremacist encampment...

Richmond is one of the most diverse and eclectic large cities in the nation. It is a truly special place and one of the more unique cities nationally, a different brand of Virginia from the Seven Cities and NoVa, as authentically Virginian as it gets. It's by far the most esteemed and important city in The Commonwealth. So it's monuments and shrines to The Confederacy were established as an effect of both the city's importance and influence, and the fact that it was the Confederate capital----->but people know all that Confederate shyt was kept on the grounds of the monuments and frequented by hicks from the burbs and rural Virginia. Nobody from the city kept those memorials alive and you have to know that the pasties who kept em alive often cane from old money...

C'Ville is really just a smaller, less black version of Richmond. Anyone who spends time in the city of Charlottesville knows that Klan rally isn't descriptive of the actual vibe of the city...
 

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Central Virginia also has a ton of interchange with Maryland. Most Richmonders are Nats and Skins fans today, but there are still O's and Ravens fans and people I went ti high school with who go to O's and Ravens games...

And there are a good amount of people in the Tri-Cities who are from Maryland initially or have family there...

When we moved east we landed in Woodbridge/Fairfax, then moved to Prince George/Hopewell. So I grew up in those two areas, and as an adult lived in Richmond, Petersburg, then Virginia Beach. I'm 703x804x757 as it gets for a non-native Virginian. Virginia is my home...

Tidewater and Southside (Danville, Emporia, South Hill, Martinsville areas) have a relationship with NC. Central, Northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore have a relationship with Maryland. I know the deep SWVA has a relationship with Tennessee, but places like Roanoke and Lynchburg, never been so I don't know who they associate more with...

Charlottesville and Culpeper may be as Virginian as it gets in present day. One of my best friends, a homegirl, grew up in Culpeper so I spent a few trips there. They moreso align towards NoVa, and Charlottesville for all intents and purposes is a satellite city of Richmond. Those two cities don't really gravitate much towards another state as other parts of Virginia...

I also wanna take the time to clear the misconceptions about both Rich and C'Ville. Yes Rich was the Capital of the Confederacy.........160+ fukking years ago. I don't know why that label has stuck with Richmond, considering a)it was drafted as the capital because of its proximity to DC, not that it volunteered; b)at the onset of the Civil War city residents were split between Union and Confederate loyalties; c)the city of Richmond is one of the oldest established places in the country since Euro invasion, dating to the 1680s, so to narrow Rich's history to a 4-year period it didn't even volunteer for does no one any favors, historically the Civil War is just a chapter in the city's long history; and d)the modern city of Richmond has never been Confederate-sympathetic, and I'm going back 25-30 years here. Anyone who has actually spent time IN THE CITY knows it is nowhere near a white supremacist encampment...

Richmond is one of the most diverse and eclectic large cities in the nation. It is a truly special place and one of the more unique cities nationally, a different brand of Virginia from the Seven Cities and NoVa, as authentically Virginian as it gets. It's by far the most esteemed and important city in The Commonwealth. So it's monuments and shrines to The Confederacy were established as an effect of both the city's importance and influence, and the fact that it was the Confederate capital----->but people know all that Confederate shyt was kept on the grounds of the monuments and frequented by hicks from the burbs and rural Virginia. Nobody from the city kept those memorials alive and you have to know that the pasties who kept em alive often cane from old money...

C'Ville is really just a smaller, less black version of Richmond. Anyone who spends time in the city of Charlottesville knows that Klan rally isn't descriptive of the actual vibe of the city...
Lynchburg is in central va. It's one hour away from Charlottesville and Roanoke (they usually have something dope at there civic center), two hours away from Richmond, and is a college town with 4 or 5 spread throughout the small city. I guess you can look at it as a smaller Charlottesville but has a bigger christian conservative presence due to Liberty University
 

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I know the deep SWVA has a relationship with Tennessee, but places like Roanoke and Lynchburg, never been so I don't know who they associate more with.
NFL-wise those areas tend to align more with Redskins given all the ties with former VT players. But that area really does end up being a hodgepodge of different teams because of the proximity like you said to TN on one side and NC on the other. Also you will some Steeler nation bleeding down from I-81 above
 

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Lynchburg is in central va. It's one hour away from Charlottesville and Roanoke (they usually have something dope at there civic center), two hours away from Richmond, and is a college town with 4 or 5 spread throughout the small city. I guess you can look at it as a smaller Charlottesville but has a bigger christian conservative presence due to Liberty University

NFL-wise those areas tend to align more with Redskins given all the ties with former VT players. But that area really does end up being a hodgepodge of different teams because of the proximity like you said to TN on one side and NC on the other. Also you will some Steeler nation bleeding down from I-81 above

Question for you both: I've never been to Roanoke or Lynchburg. Met people from both, I work with a girl currently here in Raleigh who is from Lynchburg (actually she says she grew up back and forth from Emporia to Rich to Lynchburg but she claims Lynchburg most)...

What cities in Virginia are they most similar to? Are they really similar to each other? Is the southern vibe light like it is in Central VA and Tidewater, or is it heavier like it is in Southside and North Carolina? Describe the culture of both to me!

I know both have sizable populations of black folk. I'd like to get around to visiting both...
 

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Question for you both: I've never been to Roanoke or Lynchburg. Met people from both, I work with a girl currently here in Raleigh who is from Lynchburg (actually she says she grew up back and forth from Emporia to Rich to Lynchburg but she claims Lynchburg most)...

What cities in Virginia are they most similar to? Are they really similar to each other? Is the southern vibe light like it is in Central VA and Tidewater, or is it heavier like it is in Southside and North Carolina? Describe the culture of both to me!

I know both have sizable populations of black folk. I'd like to get around to visiting both...
Roanoke is like a scaled down Richmond despite it being in the Southwest. Lynchburg has more of a southern vibe in comparison. But the counties(Bedford and Montvale) in between those two cities are definitely Trump loving white folks lol. Lynchburg has been held back for decades because of the Falwells and their brainwashing and money. Now that Junior has got ousted (over a rumor that's been around for YEARS that turned out to be true) more attractions are being built. The biggest improvement has been the downtown area which is really the hot spot for food, drinks, and activities. I hate to say it but some black folks been acting up with the shootings trying to ruin the good atmosphere :beli:
 

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West Virginia is very redneck and in all honesty fukk West Virginia.
The only reason you really want to be in west West Virginia is if you're attending WVU other than that that's it.

There are no jobs. most of the industry if not all of it is gone because that's still the rust belt.
it's been allowed to decay and there's a lot of drug usage including meth heroin and crack.
Not to mention there's been consistent population loss due to the loss of industry.
You really want to be in Virginia.
Virginia has a lot of industry and a lot of great jobs in so many sectors.
Lots of great schools there.
Plus you have access to the DMV which includes Baltimore and Baltimore and DC and those are great cities in their own right.
Plus if you want diversity Virginia is definitely it.
West Virginia is definitely not.
It's another state where the majority of the diversity comes from the college areas. When college its not in session it's just as redneck and Appalachian and white as it gets.
I graduated WVU, this is pure facts
 

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Im from Northern VA and I've ONLY been to NOVA, Richmond, and the 7 cities area. fukk the rest of Virginia those the only spots that matter. Rest of that shyt is inbred rednecks doing weird cac shyt
 

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Folks from Norfolk, Hampton, VA Beach are 6 plus hours driving from West Virginia and may never cross that way.
Yep, I grew up in the 7 cities (Portsmouth) and I still was 90% of the time in Portsmouth and only parts of Norfolk, Chesapeake and Hampton and a little part of Suffolk. I was rarely in Virginia Beach.
 
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