Mayberry en First "Mayberry Days" Since Andy Griffith's Death <p>The annual <a href="">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="">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 "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 "Mayberry" Remembers Andy Griffith