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West Virginia

Abbr. WV or W.Va.
A mountainous state of the east-central United States, known for its coal industry. Originally part of Virginia, it was admitted as the 35th state in 1863, after siding with the North in the Civil War. Charleston is the capital and the largest city.

West Virginian adj. & n.

West Virginia

(Placename) a state of the eastern US: part of Virginia until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861); consists chiefly of the Allegheny Plateau; bounded on the west by the Ohio River; coal-mining. Capital: Charleston. Pop: 1 810 354 (2003 est). Area: 62 341 sq km (24 070 sq miles). Abbreviation: W Va, W. Va. or WV (with zip code)

West′ Virgin′ia

a state in the E United States. 1,808,344; 24,181 sq. mi. (62,629 sq. km). Cap.: Charleston. Abbr.: WV, W.Va.
West′ Virgin′ian, n., adj.
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Noun1.West Virginia - a state in east central United StatesWest Virginia - a state in east central United States
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Beckley - a city in southern West Virginia
capital of West Virginia, Charleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
Clarksburg - a city in northern West Virginia
Fayetteville - a town in central West Virginia on the New River
Huntington - a city of western West Virginia on the Ohio river at the mouth of the Kanawha
Harpers Ferry, Harper's Ferry - a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there
Morgantown - a city in northern West Virginia on the Monongahela river near the Pennsylvania border; site of the University of West Virginia
Parkersburg - a city in northwestern West Virginia on the Ohio river
Wheeling - a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
Kanawha, Kanawha River - a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia
Monongahela, Monongahela River - a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
Potomac, Potomac River - a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting was launched in the 1960s and 1970s as separate TV and radio stations: in TV, WMUL at Marshall, WWVU at WVU, and WSWP in Beckley.
Progress toward safer mines has lagged in places like West Virginia, where the death rate for miners has more than doubled since 1997 and increased by 50 percent in the last five years.
The 2006 program was made possible through a grant from the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation.
But then two and a half years ago, his granddaughter, Kayla, called him three days in a row to have him pick her up early from nearby Marsh Fork Elementary School in Sundial, West Virginia.
Project coordinator Amy Cimarolli, of The Nature Conservancy West Virginia, was pleased with the day's efforts.
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However, the two books reviewed here are of interest since they deal with two specific geographic localities, the Bay Area of California and the state of West Virginia, and address and number of topics that will be of interest not only to academic scholars but to social work practitioners and welfare administrators.
The unofficial route would cross parts of Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
It's more important for us to maintain an allegiance for the people of West Virginia than an allegiance to our own personal viewpoint.
They also fill in some of the gaps about the history of women, notably Memphis Tennessee Garrison, a Virginian who did social work and taught in West Virginia, and Effie Waller Smith, a poet who lived in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Carol Beall, NCTM, West Virginia president, has prepared the following article to inform members of the state's activities.
Upon selection, VCAs attend a weeklong training session to prepare for overnight camps -- an important aspect of the West Virginia program.

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