The accents vary in the different states as well. There are several types of accents in Virginia. Down in the southeastern part of the state, the accent is more pronounced. In Northern VA, they don't have an accent cause everyone is from outside of Virginia! I have a southern drawl but it's not too harsh unless I get mad. People who live in Chester have their own way of speaking. It's hard to explain unless your from here. Tidewater people have a different accent too. People who are from the area pronounce Norfolk like "Nawfulk". You can tell when people aren't from there b/c they pronounce Nor-folk hard on both syllables.