On through the West Virginia Turnpike and a stop at the Virginia Welcome Center. main reason here is the Virginia peanuts. These are without a doubt the best peanuts I've ever had (even better than my Mt. Olive peanuts). Plus, there are all those neat brochures, especially the Civil War ones. (Northern Welcome Center on I-77, the one at the south border, does not have peanuts.) It is too bad they don't sell the peanuts there.
About twenty miles from the Va. W.Va. border, I can pick up WBRF-FM out of Galax, Virginia at 98.1, Classic Country. And, they sure do play the classic country, quite often songs I don't know. I can keep listening to this station until I get near Greensboro, N.C...
Gas as usual at Wytheville, Virginia, always the cheapest gas on my trip. ($2.36)
Then, the long seven mile ride down the side of the mountains (including all those runaway truck lanes) to the N.C. border. This is a hard drive, especially because of the beautiful views down into the valley with Pilot Mountain, N.C. out in the distance.