Mayberry Days September 26-29, 2013 Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn’t carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing the same songs that Andy grew up with and performed on The Andy Griffith Show.

Special Guests

The special guests attending this year will include Betty Lynn, Roland White, Peggy McCay, James Best, Maggie Peterson, Elizabeth MacRae, George Spence, Morgan Brittany, LeRoy McNees, Margaret Kerry,  Karen Knotts and George Lindsey, Jr.   We will update the website if additional guests are confirmed.

Betty Lynn
Thelma Lou

Roland White
The Country Boys
“Mayberry on Record”

James Best
Jim Lindsey

Karen Knotts
Actress, Comedian and daughter of Don Knotts

Morgan Brittany
(Suzanne Cupito)
Mary Alice Carter

George Lindsey, Jr.
Actor and son of George “Goober” Lindsey

George Spence
Frank the Fiance’

Peggy McCay
Sharon DeSpain

Maggie Peterson
Charlene Darling

Margaret Kerry
Helen Scoby and Bess Muggins

Elizabeth MacRae
Betty Parker (TAGS)
LouAnn Poovie (Gomer Pyle, USMC)

LeRoy McNees
Country Boys
“Mayberry on Record”

Event

Venue

Date

Price

“The Emmett” Forrest Mayberry Days Golf Tournament with Dinner and Entertainment Cross Creek Country Club September 26th at 12:00 pm $95
Mayberry Days Golf Dinner and Entertainment Cross Creek Country Club September 26th at 4:30 pm $50
Band of Oz (tickets at gate or SAC Season Pass) Blackmon Amphitheatre September 26th at 8:00  pm $15
Karen Knotts “Tied Up in Knotts” EARLE Theatre September 27th at 12:30 pm $15
“Best In Hollywood” with James Best EARLE Theatre September 27th at 4:15 pm $15
Doug Dillard Memorial Concert featuring
The Roland White Band – Matinee
Andy Griffith Playhouse September 27th at 2:00 pm $25
Doug Dillard Memorial Concert featuring
The Roland White Band – Evening
Andy Griffith Playhouse September 27th at 7:00 pm $25
The Tams (tickets at gate) Blackmon Amphitheatre September 27th at 7:30 pm $15
VW Boys “Salute To Mayberry” EARLE Theatre September 27th at 9:30 pm $10
Colonel Tim’s Talent Time Matinee Andy Griffith Playhouse September 28th at 2:30 pm $25
Professor Brower’s Lecture / TAGSRWC Meeting EARLE Theatre September 28th at 2:00 pm $10
Michael Hoover’s “Memories of Elvis” EARLE Theatre September 28th at 7:00 pm $15/$20
Colonel Tim’s Talent Time Andy Griffith Playhouse September 28th at 7:30 pm $25
All ticket sales are non-refundable. Venues are subject to change.

For more information visit the official Mayberry Days website! www.mayberrydays.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mayberrydaysfestival

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3rd Annual Run to the Ridge set for July 26, 27, 28, 2013 in Mount Airy , NC

3rd Annual Run to the Ridge set for July 26, 27 & 28, 2013 in Mount Airy , NC.

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Winding roads, spectacular scenery, the Blue Ridge Parkway , live music and a chance to win up to $100,000. All that and more is on tap during the Run to the Ridge Bike Fest, July 26-28, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Mount Airy .

The main event is a poker run open to all bikers, as well as drivers of pre-1979 cars and trucks. Participants have up to 10 stops to choose from at their leisure, and can spread them out over the three days or hit a full slate in a single day. The stops are interspersed between the Yadkin Valley wine region, Blue Ridge Parkway , and the highlands of Virginia, and the historic “Mayberry” town.

There will be two prizes in the poker run – best and worst hand. Best hand wins $4,500 and worst hand wins $500. Both winners will cut a deck of cards to see who advances to a special drawing. The winner with the highest card drawn then has a chance to win $95,000 cash in the grand prize drawing.

Entry fee for the poker run is $60 per person which includes one poker run hand, all gate admission for 3 days, and 3 day pass for all the concerts. If a rider (passenger) does not want to play a poker hand they may purchase a three day park pass for $40.00.

In addition to the poker run, a free rat rod and bike show is Saturday at Veterans Park . There will also be vendors displaying and selling crafts, L.E.D. lights, sunglasses, food, leather goods, laser graphics, and various other motorcycle vendors. There will also be a”hog” cook off with as many as ten smokers firing up on Friday night.

The entertainment is booked and the excitement is building! Three of the most iconic voices in rock history will rock our stage this year! This is a three day event you won’t want to miss! Kicking off Friday July 26, 2013 will be Boston for mer lead singer Fran Cosmo. Saturday July 27, 2013 will be Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe. And for the finale on Sunday, July 28, 2013 we present Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri! Come hear these iconic voices sing all the greatest hits! Tickets for concerts are $15.00 per day or $40.00 for a three day pass into all concerts. Kids under 12 free and as always this is a family friendly event!

Run to the Ridge is a charity event with a percentage of the proceeds going to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina . For information, call Ric Marshall at (336) 918-2480, or go to www.runtotheridge.com or visit us on our Facebook page Run to the Ridge.

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road

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Officials said 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to a large crack running down its center in Buncombe County.

The road is closed from Milepost 375 to Milepost 355 at N.C. 128 near Mount Mitchell State Park.

The crack is about 6’ deep and 100’ long, officials said.

Park rangers believe it opened up because of the recent amounts of rain.

The bank below the roadway is also starting to slide.

“Safety for visitors and the public, we’re not sure how much more this is (going to) move or if we’re (going to) lose the whole surface up here. And then further we’ve had maintenance supervisors out here today on site. We’ve got engineers coming in to do an assessment.”

Officials are not sure when the Parkway will reopen.

July is typically the second-busiest month for the Parkway.

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