Why couldn't they find a psych bed anywhere in southwestern Virginia for Gus Deeds?
Colombian newspapers report that an exodus is taking place in the southwestern part of the country.
While Virginia has gone from solidly Republican to a swing state, southwestern Virginia has swung the other way.
Old English suðwesterne; see southwest + -ern. In reference to a section of the U.S., from 1806, when it meant "Mississippi and Alabama."