The folks at the Virginia Welcome Center knew of the classic country station I like to listen to n the area, 98.1 FM, WBRF. You can actually pick it up at the Va.-W.Va line and keep it all the way to nearing Greensboro. That's a lot of great classic country from the 50s to 80s.
I especially enjoyed "See the Big Man Cry" but didn't catch the performer and John Anderson's "Seminole Wind."
Entering NC after that eight mile decline off the mountain with the grand vista views (even Pilot Mountain way off yonder) but the worrisome runaway truck lanes up the side of the mountain. Enjoyed seeing daffodils blooming all over the place once in NC.
They do a great job on landscaping around interchanges. Even starting to see Bradford pear trees blooming. Stopped in Mt. Airy. Snappy Lunch was closed, but Golden Corral substituted admirably. I especially like their Carolina bbq which you don't find in too many Corrals.
Took US-421 by Winston-Salem to where it joined I-40 and then east, definitely expecting the worst that road has to offer in traffic, especially around the Durham-Raleigh area. Surprisingly, since it was definitely in rush hour time, it wasn't bad and only a couple brief slowdowns.
Goldsboro At Last. --RoadDog