Andy Griffith http://wunc.org en Andy Griffith’s Widow To Demolish His Former Home http://wunc.org/post/andy-griffith-s-widow-demolish-his-former-home <p>Less than one year after Andy Griffith’s death, his widow intends to raze the house where he once lived with his family. According to friends, Griffith had hoped the house would be turned into a museum.</p><p>Cindi Griffith received a demolition permit from Dare County on Monday. The house that she intends to tear down is not the large one that she and Andy built recently, but a smaller one on Roanoke Island that Andy Griffith bought in the 1950’s.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:30:07 +0000 Laura Candler 12494 at http://wunc.org Andy Griffith’s Widow To Demolish His Former Home First "Mayberry Days" Since Andy Griffith's Death http://wunc.org/post/first-mayberry-days-andy-griffiths-death <p>The annual <a href="http://www.surryarts.org/mayberrydays/index.html">Mayberry Days</a> festival begins today in Mount Airy. The four-day event celebrates Andy Griffith's hometown which was the model for the fictional Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show. Jessica Roberts is the director of tourism and marketing for the <a href="http://www.mtairyncchamber.org/">Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce</a>. She says popular events like a parade featuring people who were on the show will go forward as usual, but Griffith's death this past summer will be on everyone's mind.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:25:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 1721 at http://wunc.org Remembering Andy Griffith http://wunc.org/post/remembering-andy-griffith <p>Andy Griffith died in July at his home on Roanoke Island, NC at age 86. Griffith was a native son of North Carolina, who proudly brought a tender vision of Southern culture to the masses through television. His portrayal of a wise and honest country lawman on “The Andy Griffith Show” won many hearts. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3860 at http://wunc.org Remembering Andy Griffith Remembering Andy Griffith http://wunc.org/post/remembering-andy-griffith-0 <p>Andy Griffith died earlier this month at his home on Roanoke Island, NC at age 86. Griffith was a native son of North Carolina, who proudly brought a tender vision of Southern culture to the masses through television. His portrayal of a wise and honest country lawman on “The Andy Griffith Show” won many hearts. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4267 at http://wunc.org Remembering Andy Griffith "Mayberry" Remembers Andy Griffith http://wunc.org/post/mayberry-remembers-andy-griffith <p>Fans are remembering Andy Griffith today. The television icon and North Carolina native died yesterday at his home in Manteo. But it’s in his boyhood home in the foothills that his passing takes on a special meaning. Mount Airy provided the basis for the fictional Mayberry of the Andy Griffith show.<br> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 05:05:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2160 at http://wunc.org "Mayberry" Remembers Andy Griffith TV And NC Icon Andy Griffith Dead At 86 http://wunc.org/post/tv-and-nc-icon-andy-griffith-dead-86 <p>Andy Griffith has died. The legendary TV and film actor passed away this morning at his home in Manteo. He was 86. The Dare County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death; no cause was released.<br><br>For many, Griffith was North Carolina. He was born in Mount Airy, spent his college days at UNC-Chapel Hill, acted at the Lost Colony in Manteo, and even taught theater in Goldsboro. He introduced the world to the iconic character of a small-town North Carolina sheriff.<br> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2241 at http://wunc.org TV And NC Icon Andy Griffith Dead At 86 Remembering Andy Griffith http://wunc.org/post/remembering-andy-griffith-1 <p>Legendary actor and North Carolina native son Andy Griffith has died. Griffith passed away in his home in Dare County this morning at the age of 86.&nbsp; He was famous for playing iconic TV roles like Ben Matlock and Sheriff Andy Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show.” WUNC reporter Dave DeWitt and host Frank Stasio look back on Griffith’s life and storied career. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:16:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dave DeWitt 4344 at http://wunc.org Remembering Andy Griffith