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New Sprint store opens in downtown Huntington

Dec. 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

A new Sprint store is open at 301 9th St. in downtown Huntington.

It's Sprint's only sales and full service/ repair center in the state, said store manager Stephen Phipps.

"People from Ashland to Charleston can come here to get their phones repaired in the store without having to ship them off," Phipps said. "The average repair would normally take 45 minutes."

The store, which is located next to Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe restaurant, also carries Sprint smartphones and offers an unlimited data plan, Phipps said.

A grand opening is planned Saturday, with sales specials and phone training offered throughout the day. To learn more, call 304-523-5223.

HUNTINGTON STEEL: The Salvation Army Major Matt Riley presented a plaque earlier this month to Wyvetta Watts, the office manager of Huntington Steel, for her work over the last 15 years with an Angle Tree project which she has headed up at Huntington Steel.

"Wyvetta has encouraged, nagged, asked her coworkers to give to those in need, and our folks have donated sick time and vacation time, saved pop cans and given money to the cause and then gone out and purchased gifts for children who are complete strangers," said Mike Emerson, president of Huntington Steel. "Wyvetta has never asked anything in return and never seeks recognition."

PEOPLE'S BANK: Peoples Bank recently partnered with several United Way offices in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, to create a holiday card contest for elementary age children.

"The holiday card contest was the perfect opportunity to feature the art and imagination of children and engage entire communities," Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples' President and CEO, said in a press release. "The card is extra special this year."

Children in grades 1 through 5 were asked to draw and submit their favorite holiday memory. More than 240 entries were received. Peoples Bank narrowed the selection to eight semi-finalists. Artwork was then posted to the company's Facebook page where the public voted for their six favorite designs. Peoples Bank ultimately selected one design to use as its corporate holiday card.

The top six designs are available to purchase as a box set for $10 (supplies limited) at any Peoples Bank location and United Way of Northeast Kentucky.

All proceeds from the purchased cards will go directly to supporting the United Way in each community. In addition, Peoples Bank is making a $250 donation to each participating United Way.

Each semi-finalist was awarded a $25 gift card to Toys R Us and each finalist received a framed copy of his or her art.

A+ CARE PHARMACY: Dr. James Alford and Dr. Kofi Agyekum have opened A+ Care Pharmacy at 3 Chateau Lane, behind Outback Steakhouse in Barboursville.

The pharmacy offers free delivery throughout the region, from Chesapeake and Proctorville, Ohio, to Huntington, Wayne, Hamily and as far east as Charleston, Agyekum said. It also accepts Medicaid from West Virginia and Ohio.

A+ Care also offers unit dose packs for senior citizens, "So they know exactly what to take in the morning, afternoon and evening," Agyekum said.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.