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Climbing the Wall

Parkersburg South High School art teacher Abbie Burge offers some pointers on a section of the floodwall mural as South senior Avery Burris and alumnus Joseph Whipkey work on it Friday morning at Point Park while Parkersburg Catholic senior Elaina Ross, left, paints over a number used to ...

Track 9 to perform at Parkersburg park

The locally popular Track 9 will perform 7 p.m. July 29 in the free Artsbridge Summer Concert Series at the Parkersburg City Park bandshell in a performance sponsored by WesBanco. The band includes three horns and seven performers from diverse backgrounds, degreed musicians, road-tested ...

Teen of the Week: Parkersburg South senior Marimo Akita always pushing forward

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South High School senior Marimo Akita has always pushed herself to learn new things, a new subject in the classroom or working on her fundamentals, a new position, or even a new sport. “My life pretty much revolves around sports and school, my schedule is pretty ...

Parkersburg Art Center’s Camp Creativity wraps-up for the summer

PARKERSBURG — Camp Creativity at the Parkersburg Art Center is in its final week. Campers this summer worked with the theme “Escape on a Fantastic Voyage: Explore the Visual Arts!” The Art Center hosted the annual camps for kids as young as 4 and as old as those entering their ...

Parkersburg Elks donate funds to charities

House to Home board member Angie Hissam, left, and Secretary James Perkins of Parkersburg Elks Lodge 190 are shown Wednesday at the lodge on Green Street in Parkersburg with a check for a $700 grant from the lodge to the day shelter for homeless individuals. The grant comes from the lodge’s ...

Southern Raised to perform at Paden City Church

Nationally known Christian bluegrass band Southern Raised will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Paden City Church of the Nazarene. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the funding of the concert, according to Pastor Patrick McGee. (Photo Provided)