Andy Griffith, neighbor

Roanoke Island

It just occurred to me, looking over some photos, that the one above is of my Kickbike pointing toward Roanoke Island, home of Andy Griffith (who recently left us), across the Albemarle Sound from my neighborhood soundside beach.

The Andy Griffith Show was the Citizen Kane of sitcoms, and if you want to catch Andy with his friends and neighbors, check out the two Matlock episodes comprising The Hunting Party, which were filmed here in Nags Head and on Roanoke Island amidst a party atmosphere for the locals (who are introduced to Ben Matlock in the epilogue).

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  1. […] Andy Griffith lived on Roanoke Island, one island over from my home on Bodie (pronounced “body”) island on the Outer […]

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