We're practically neighbors! I live in Knoxville, MD, so I know the market out here fairly well, though I'm not licensed in WV, but I am in DC, MD and VA.
As to answering the question directly "Can you purchase a home without closing costs?", the answer is no. There are ALWAYS closing costs because the people who do all the title research, paperwork, document copies, tax recordation, attorney, etc. - all have to get paid.
In our area, working with your bank and using the home buyers tax credit, it is possible to not have to PAY closing costs, because a majority of the home prices are low enough that $6,500-$8,000 would be plenty to cover the closing costs. However, in this market, I would have no problem whatsoever asking the seller to cover closing costs for you, so it doesn't come directly out of your pocket. What that means is, if you were to offer to buy a house for $180,000 and we asked for $5,000 in closing costs, then your loan would be $180,000, but the seller would keep $175,000 and give you back $5,000 for your closing costs. It's really just a round-about way of rolling the closing costs into the mortgage and paying them later, but the banks won't let you do it directly, it has to be a gift back from the seller to do it that way. If we did that, then the tax credit could be used as part of your down payment on the house, making that $180,000 house cost you only $172,000 as a first-time homebuyer after the tax credit.
Also, in our area, you could also possibly qualify for a USDA mortgage, which I believe is just about the only 100% mortgage left. That means you wouldn't have to have any money for a down payment. Talk to a local lender about the USDA mortgage or I can recommend one in Frederick who has worked with them.
Let me know if I can help!
Kangal Real Estate