West Virginian

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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 Virginian

(Placename) of or relating to the state of West Virginia or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of West Virginia
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Noun1.West Virginian - a native or resident of West VirginiaWest Virginian - a native or resident of West Virginia
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Commission Living the Dream Award for Sharing of Self, was recognized as a Distinguished West Virginian and was an honorary member of the United Mine Workers of America.
It is no secret that the Appalachian coal mining industry has been hit hard in recent years because of senseless EPA regulations, but this announcement should restore hope into the hearts and minds of West Virginians, especially those within the southern West Virginian coal mining community.
Bob Wise honored him as a "Distinguished West Virginian.
Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation" written by the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former West Virginian Governor Bob Wise.
Laskas is an 8th-generation West Virginian and she was inspired by her own family's history when writing about Willa, the miner's daughter.
He's a plain-speaking West Virginian who has accomplished amazing things,'' Bedke said.
The e-mails request money to fund the treatment of Randal McCloy, the sole survivor of the disaster, and claim to be from Dr Lawrence Roberts, a physician caring for the patient at a West Virginian hospital.
Woodson had never forgotten his West Virginian roots and both his work and personality were shot through with a kind of black populism.
Prior to the walkout, many West Virginian doctors were faced with six-figure liability premiums (often $150,000 or more) that their five-figure salaries could not cover.
The ministry also lifted a ban, effective May 20, on imports of West Virginian chickens killed before April 4 and Texas chickens killed before April 2 that are attached with U.
The Bowhunter staff offers a tip of the camo cap to Distinguished West Virginian Frank Addington.
Bailey knew all about Hatton's preference to hit hard to the body, having honed that weapon since turning professional, but the speed produced by the WBU lightwelterweight champion proved to much for the West Virginian.

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