Andy Griffith

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Top NC 2012 Stories Include Deaths Of 3 Notables

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The deaths of three North Carolina icons and a “superstorm” that left a lasting impression are among the state’s top stories of 2012. Along the way, a criminal trial revealed some […]

CBS Charlotte–12/30/2012

File photo of director and actor Ron Howard (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Ron Howard’s Remarks Played At Mayberry Days

Andy Griffith led by example on the set of his television show, teaching a 6-year-old boy that true leadership requires not only confidence and hard work but also humility, Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard said in recorded remarks Sunday.

09/30/2012

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Visitors Come To Mount Airy Looking For Mayberry

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Tourism is up in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy since the actor died last month.

CBS Charlotte–08/17/2012

Andy Griffith mourners place flowers and other heartfelt tributes at the base of the TV Land statue dedicated to 'The Andy Griffith Show' at the Andy Griffith Museum on July 3, 2012 in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The network is running all day marathons of the series this Saturday and Sunday in honor of the TV icon. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images for TV Land)

Andy Griffith Evoked, Stylized Small-Town America

Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America. This is, today, the comforting script America often reaches for when it summons the vanished rural nation that so many say they long for. Not coincidentally, it is also the state of mind given to us by Andy Griffith and his long-running TV show.

07/04/2012

Andy Samuel Griffith at the Freedom Awards Ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. on Nov. 9, 2005. (credit: Douglas A. Sonders/Getty Images)

Andy Griffith Dead At 86

Television legend Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86.

07/03/2012

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