Happy Birthday, West Virginia! The state is 155 years young. And it doesn’t look a day over 130. On June 20, 1863, West Virginia was officially admitted into the United State of America, and “Almost Heaven” was born. 155 years…….yet whenever I go out of town, I still have to explain to most people I meet that I don’t live anywhere near Richmond. As a native of West Virginia, its actually required of me to listen to John Denver’s Country Roads at least three times today, but don’t worry, I won’t play it on Rocky 96.5.