To answer your original question, YES ... West Virginia is definitely an open carry state; and not just in name, but in practice. I have done so a LOT personally.
But you mention that you disagree with Connecticut. Could you tell me why? I want to make sure we have the states coded correctly.
Is it just that you know that if a person did so, they would lose their permit? If so, we still have it coded correctly, because we have attempted to codify the LAWS of the states, not the political climate.
Let me know. And welcome to a Gold Star state!!!