Still searching for the real Andy Griffith
Before he died five Julys ago at his Manteo estate on the Outer Banks, Andy Griffith might have realized he’d leave the world guessing about...Friday December 29, 2017UNC has impressive young alumni in a variety of fields
Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm — need I name more? UNC is home to some amazing people who have made their mark following graduation...Friday July 7, 2017How crazy would it be if Tar Heels, Gamecocks meet in NCAA title game?
An all-Carolinas national final in the NCAA tournament could be only a week away. Can you wrap your mind around it? Just think: Gamecocks vs...Monday March 27, 2017Jeffrey Hayden, TV Director and UNC Alum, Dies at 90
Jeffrey Hayden, a director, producer and writer for television, film and the theater and the husband of Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died. He...Thursday January 5, 2017Andy Griffith's Daughter Remembers Her Late Dad — "He Wasn't the Typical Hollywood Type"
Summer residents of Roanoke Island, N.C., became accustomed to the sight of a familiar-looking man running errands to the hardware store barefoot, or sometimes without...Wednesday May 25, 2016Photos: Andy Griffith performs prior to UNC-N.C. State game (Kenan Stadium, September 25, 1954)
Andy Griffith, five years after graduating from UNC, performed 'What It Was, Was Football' on September 25, 1954, prior to the Carolina-N.C. State game in...Thursday November 26, 2015Despite what you've heard, Andy Griffith lives on
Aw, shucks; we were just confused, is all. That's the best explanation I know of as to how Andy Griffith "died" twice. Earlier this year,...Thursday August 20, 2015Chip Kelly's play sheet is an ode to 'The Andy Griffith Show'
The always inventive and esoteric Chip Kelly has confounded the NFL with his play calling. It turns out he learned it all from The Andy...Wednesday October 29, 2014Video: Andy Griffith's 'What It Was, Was Football'
Andy Griffith's 1953 comedy routine on college football, in honor of his 85th birthday today. The entertainer graduated from UNC in 1949 and is best...Sunday June 1, 2014Mount Airy to Mayberry, Matlock to Manteo: A Look Back at Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith and Hugh Morton go back a long way. All the way back to 1953 when Morton needed an entertainer for a banquet...Friday July 5, 2013Video: William Friday interviews Andy Griffith in 2005
William Friday talks with Andy Griffith in a 2005 interview. Friday and Griffith, North Carolina icons, both passed away in 2012...Monday December 31, 2012University Day With Andy Griffith
Forgotten in all the coverage of the passing of Andy Griffith ’49 in July was a performance I consider one of his finest and most...Saturday September 29, 2012Video: Ron Howard pays tribute to Andy Griffith at 2012 Emmys
At the 2012 Emmy Awards, Ron Howard delivers a heart-felt tribute to Andy Griffith, saying Griffith belonged "in the pantheon," and "dang if he didn't...Tuesday September 25, 2012Andy Of Chapel Hill
It was Feb. 15, 1960, and there, in an episode of Danny Thomas’s television series Make Room for Daddy, Sheriff Andy Taylor and Mayberry were...Saturday July 14, 2012"Mayberry" Remembers Andy Griffith
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...Wednesday July 4, 2012Andy Griffith buried shortly after death, source says
The body of Andy Griffith, a North Carolina native and actor who for years won over audiences with his folksy appeal, was buried Tuesday morning...Tuesday July 3, 2012Video: Andy Griffith Tribute
Celebrate the life of Andy Griffith (UNC '49) with this video set to his famous monologue "What It Was, Was Football."...Tuesday July 3, 2012Andy 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,...Tuesday July 3, 2012Actor, NC icon Andy Griffith dies
Andy Griffith, who parlayed his youth in rural North Carolina into an award-winning television and film acting career, died Tuesday in Manteo. He was 86...Tuesday July 3, 2012Bill Friday Confirms To NBC Affiliate That Andy Griffith Has Died
Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that...Tuesday July 3, 2012