Tag archive for North Carolina

Andy Griffith Museum – it’s a little piece of Mayberry in NC

Andy Griffith Museum – it’s a little piece of Mayberry in NC

Howdy! Few can forget the beloved Sheriff of Mayberry. That’s especially true for the citizens of Mt. Airy, the boyhood hometown of Andy Griffith, whose streets and hometown characters bear a striking resemblance to the fictional Mayberry.

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Vollis Simpson’s Whirligig Park to Move

Vollis Simpson’s Whirligig Park to Move

(Thanks to Robert Long for letting me know about this article on the News Observer web site) NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO – ROBERT WILLETT Vollis Simpson, 91, has made the whirligigs his life’s work. He and his wife, Jean, are selling 32 large pieces…

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Vollis Simpson and the New York Times

Vollis Simpson and the New York Times

Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills By SCOTT SHANE Published: April 5, 2010 New York Times LUCAMA, N.C. — Just when you think you’ve traveled too far down Wiggins Mill Road, and you start to look for a spot to turn around, the rusting masterworks…

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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