Pikeville readies for VP visit

PIKEVILLE — Town residents are excited about Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Wednesday, even though the formal announcement Monday evening was hardly a surprise to some.

Scott Wheeler was clued in over the weekend by his brother, a Pikeville …

Ex-prosecutor among 6 charged in Johnston

RALEIGH — A former assistant district attorney and five others are facing charges of illegally dismissing North Carolina criminal cases, including impaired driving cases.

A Johnston County grand jury on Monday indicted Cindy Jaeger, four local …

Perdue, Obama to lead health reform meeting

GREENSBORO — The latest in a series of regional health care reform meetings assembled by President Obama is being held in North Carolina.

Gov. Beverly Perdue planned to lead the fourth such meeting with an Obama administration official Tuesday …

2 teens charged with series of break-ins

Two Wilson teens have been arrested and charged in connection with several break-ins in Wilson and Nash counties and a third has been arrested for possession of stolen goods.

Det. R. Fulghum of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department said Monday …

New Hope recognizes Science Fair winners

New Hope Elementary School held its annual school science fair during March for students in third, fourth and fifth grades.

Overall winners were Emily Guyton, a fourth grader; Taylor Roberson, a third grader; and Annsley Coldwell, a fifth …

Judge extends restraining order

The Wellman Center, a local mental health service provider that claims it is being discriminated against by The Beacon Center, will continue doing business for at least another two weeks.

Monday morning, Resident Superior Court Judge Milton …

Biden to visit Pikeville

Vice-president Joe Biden and the U.S. secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsak, will be in Pikeville Wednesday as part of a trip to North Carolina to highlight the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to the White …

Three schools evacuated after phoned-in threats

One high school and two elementary schools were evacuated Monday afternoon just before the school day ended because of calls made just minutes apart saying that there was a bomb in each building.

More than 2,000 students were in the schools at …

Correction: Lottery Numbers

The lottery numbers listed in Monday’s paper were the correct numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing and Sunday’s Carolina Pick 3 and Cash 5, but the day listed with the numbers was incorrect. The Daily Times regrets the error.

March 31, 2009 Obituaries

Betty Boyette

July 14, 1927 — March 29, 2009

Betty Jeanne Talkington Boyette, 81, of Wilson, died Sunday. A private graveside service will be held. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh …

Hansbrough, Lawson named All-America

OU's Griffin only unanimous choice

Blake Griffin and Tyler Hansbrough spent a lot of time together on the court last weekend and were back together Monday as the top vote-getters on The Associated Press’ All-America team.

Griffin, the sophomore forward from Oklahoma who led the …

Heels back where they expected to be

North Carolina is right where it expected to be — back in the Final Four and playing like the favorite to win the national championship.

Getting there, however, was a little tougher than expected.

The Tar Heels lost key players to injury or …

Boyette leads Bulldogs onslaught

Barton blasts Coker 15-3 in series finale

Barton College senior outfielder Zach Boyette believes he has his swing back.

Neither Boyette nor any of the Bulldogs’ hitters would have drawn much of an argument from Coker (S.C.) College pitchers following their performance in Monday …

UVA to hire WSU’s Bennett

Will replace Leitao after Cavs' worst season in 40 years

RICHMOND, Va. — Washington State coach Tony Bennett, who led the Cougars into the postseason in each of his three years at the school, has been hired to revive a Virginia basketball program that just posted its worst record in more than 40 years. …

Calipari talking to Kentucky

The University of Memphis gave Kentucky permission Monday to speak to John Calipari about the Wildcats’ head coaching position, then made a final push to try to keep the coach.

Some of Memphis’ key boosters met with Calipari on Monday. But one …

Middle School Results

Forest Hills extends unbeaten streak to 5

The Forest Hills girls soccer team extended its undefeated streak to five matches by dominating Speight, 9-0.

Rebekah Craven led the Lady Bucks’ assault with a hat trick (three goals). Danielle …

Warriors pound Southern Wayne

A five-run uprising in the bottom of the fifth inning powered the host Hunt High varsity baseball team to an 8-0 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference conquest of Southern Wayne in a rescheduled game Monday afternoon.

The Warriors of head coach Jon …

Atkinson heads all-District 3 lineup

Jeremy Atkinson, a 6-foot-4 senior from Fike High, and Tyrell Vinson, a sophomore from Hunt, are among 14 players selected to the N.C. High School Basketball Coaches Association’s all-District 3 lineup.

Atkinson landed on the first team, …

Still atop the NEW 6

Lady Demons down stubborn Rocky Mount

Playing for the third time in four days, Fike began Monday’s 3-A NEW 6 Conference varsity girls soccer showdown with Rocky Mount with perhaps a bit of a “Brittany hangover.”

After suffering their first loss and first tie in The Brittany Willis …

Panel advises depression screening for teens

CHICAGO — An influential government-appointed medical panel is urging doctors to routinely screen all American teens for depression — a bold step that acknowledges that nearly 2 million teens are affected by this debilitating condition.

Most …