I arrived in the Old Dominion in 1958 as an 18 year old college freshman. I knew little about the state except whatever might be implied in Bruce Catton's works or gleaned from the lives of the saints (Washington, Jefferson, etc.)
I quickly came to underdstand that The Washington Post desperately hated Virginia. That has never changed. Perhaps the hatred could be overcome if only they (we) were not so damned nearby.