Drive into modern day Mount Airy, NC and a strange desire to whistle might come over you.

Not just any whistle, but a certain uplifting little tune. Images of a small boy and his father ambling down a country lane with their fishing poles flood your mind. Suddenly, the duo appears as a bronzed statue in front of the Andy Griffith Playhouse and all is clear.

Welcome to Mayberry.

Thanks for its almost constant broadcasts since its inception the hit 1960s’ television series; “The Andy Griffith Show” still brings a sense of small town friendless to its viewers. As the actor’s hometown the people and places, of this small city close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, served as inspiration for the show. Continue Reading »