Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

Andy Griffith, North Carolina Legend


Andy Griffith’s broad shoulders carried a heavy load for more than 50 years. In 1960, he created an iconic fictional character so noble that today, church groups still seek moral guidance in Sheriff Andy Taylor’s every televised word, deed and gesture. And over the years, when Griffith insisted that Mayberry, the perfect little town he invented, was absolutely not based on his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., fans nodded, winked, said “Sure, Andy, whatever you say,” and went right on believing what they wanted to believe. (Raleigh News & Observer)


Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Related: |

Recent Campus Connections News:

UNC alum Raj Panjabi included among Time's 100 most influential people

UNC Senior celebrates dad’s life, graduation

Tar Heel Bred: A family tradition spanning 65 years

No stupid questions: economics professor remembered for how he connected with students

Prince’s purple reign at Carmichael in 1980s


© 2005-2016 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.