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Music will start with Dani Kerr at 1:00pm followed by CMA Artist Rockie Lynne. Rockie is a National CMA artist that has performed at national events all over the U.S. Just recently at the Veterans Homecoming at Daytona International Speedway.
Admission is free for the Wake Forest football team’s annual spring game, which will also air on ESPN3.
Wake Forest hosts Homecoming 2013 at BB&T Field on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Gold Legend Arnold Palmer rides the Deacon’s motorcycle at the start of the game.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest’s annual Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at BB&T Field. Fans are invited to come out and watch the Demon Deacons in action.
Admission and parking are free. The gates to BB&T Field will open at 2:00 p.m.
Fans can enjoy a number of different activities in and around the stadium including kids’ inflatables, face painting and more. Come early to receive a free 2016 football schedule poster available for the first time at the game.
Demon Deacon players and coaches will be available to sign autographs for fans after the game.
The game will also air live on ESPN3, and is available by clicking here.
Where to vote: You must vote at your assigned precinct between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. If you don’t know where you should go to vote, you can look it up here.
If you have moved more than 30 days prior to the election and are still living in the same county, you will have a new polling location. If you did not report your move, you may be asked to vote on a provisional ballot.
Bring your voter ID: Before you head to the polls make sure you have an acceptable form of ID. An acceptable ID can range from a state driver’s license to a Tribal ID card. If you aren’t sure if your ID qualifies, you can check here.
Key races: Today voters will be picking who they want to represent their party in the November general election. The November election will determine everything from president to school board officials.
If you want to know more about the presidential candidates, visit our You Decide 2016 page for the latest information.
Want to take a look at the ballot before you head to polls? The North Carolina State Board of Elections has sample ballots on its website. Just click on your county to see all of the candidates.
Barbara Eden, star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ to appear at Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy
Barbara Eden and Clint Howard will make guest appearances at the 26th annual Mayberry Days festival, Sept. 24-27 in Andy Griffith’s hometown.
Barbara Eden’s episode as Ellen Brown the visiting manicurist is among the most memorable and popular of all time.
Barbara Eden will be attending Mayberry Days, September 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday) in Mount Airy, NC! Mayberry Days is a festival that celebrates The Andy Griffith Show with activities and events for the whole family!! Barbara appeared on The Andy Griffith Show on the episode “The Manicurist” as Ellen Brown. Unfortunately, she won’t have time for manicures this time around, but she’s really excited to be returning to such a friendly town!
Barbara will be signing autographs both days inside the Andy Griffith Playhouse, and hopes to see all of you there! She will also be taking photos with fans at her autograph table. There is a fee for autographs and posed photos with Ms. Eden. There will also be Barbara Eden merchandise for sale at the table as well.
NOTE #1: BarbaraEden.net Presale for autographs and merchandise is on now and runs through Wednesday, September 23. You do NOT need to purchase an item from the presale to be admitted to Ms. Eden’s line and, of course, can purchase items at the show. The presale is just so you can guarantee you get the items you’d like (as they will be set aside for you) and so you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of cash on you that day as at the event only cash will be accepted. Here is the link to presale: https://barbaraeden.net/19-mayberry-days
NOTE #2: There is no ticket needed to get in Ms. Eden’s autograph line.
NOTE #3: Photos with Ms. Eden are only for sale at the event. There is no presale for them. If all you want is the photo with then it is $25. If you are getting another item, such an autograph, then it would be $20 for the photo + cost of the autograph. You must bring your own camera for the photo to be taken on. A Team Eden member can take the photo of Ms. Eden and you together for you if you don’t have anyone to take the photo. No selfies.
Eden starred in the hugely popular “I Dream of Jeannie” TV comedy which originally aired from 1965-1970. Clint Howard is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.
Both actors are visiting Mount Airy for the first time. Eden played the role of Mayberry’s first manicurist in a well-known episode, while Howard appeared in several episodes as Leon, a cowboy-hat wearing youngster who always had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his pocket.
“Barbara’s episode is among the most memorable and popular of all time. We’ve gotten a bunch of calls from fans,” said festival organizer Tanya Jones of the Surry Arts Council. “Clint is Ron Howard’s brother and was in several episodes, as well as many of his brother’s movies.”
The multi-day festival, which draws tens of thousands from across the U.S., pays tribute to Mount Airy’s role as inspiration for the idyllic town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.
Joining Eden and Howard this year is Bruce Bilson, assistant director of The Andy Griffith Show. Bilson also directed Eden in the movie Chattanooga Choo Choo. He will talk about that movie before a screening at the Earle Theatre, and will also appear at Professor Brower’s lecture about The Andy Griffith Show and share his memories of working with Griffith, Ron, Howard, Don Knotts and all the wonderful people associated with the classic sitcom.
Hometown sweetheart Betty Lynn, who played Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou, will make several appearances, along with Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling); Morgan Brittany (Opie’s girlfriend Mary Alice Carter); Ronnie Schell (two different characters); George Lindsey Jr. (son of George “Goober” Lindsey), and several other actors from the show. Rodney Dillard, one of the Darling Boys, will play a bluegrass concert, and Karen Knotts will perform “Tied Up in Knotts,” a one-person stage show she wrote in tribute to her late father.
Other activities include a golf tournament, Colonel Tim’s Talent Time, trivia contests, a barbecue cook-off, and the Mayberry Days Parade. Fans also enjoy meeting tribute artists like Mayberry Deputy David Browning, and attending the annual meeting of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).
“Mayberry Days has grown in popularity every year. We feel it’s because the show is timeless and people are searching for a simpler, more wholesome time,” Jones said.
WELCOME, N.C. — Wherever Berit Herrick goes, her feathered friend is always close by.
Her name is “Note” and she’s a duck that Berit has had her since she was a duckling.
Berit says the duck is her companion and follows her everywhere. She even takes the duck to work at Sunkissed Tanning Salon in Welcome, where Note “sits in her fabulous chair.”