Breaking News: Andy Griffith passed away Tuesday morning at age 86…

Breaking News:  Andy Griffith, best known for his role on “The Andy Griffith Show” and in the legal drama “Matlock”, passed away early Tuesday.  He was 86.

Griffith passed away around 7am Tuesday morning at his home located on Roanoke Island near Manteo in Dare County. Griffith is best known for his starring role as Sherriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show”

 Additional info:  Born:  Andrew Samuel “AndyGriffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012).   Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. Griffith earned the title of “America’s Favorite Sheriff” on “The Andy Griffith Show” set in fictional Mayberry…putting Mt Airy, North Carolina on the map in the entertainment industry. The show ran from 1960-1968, propelling a handful of spin-off programs.  Griffith also produced and starred in the television series “Matlock.” Griffith was born in Mount Airy.   Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.   http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/SHERIFF__EMS_Called_To_Andy_Griffiths_Home_161201175.html

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm