Mount Airy

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:09

Otis Campbell tribute artist Kenneth Junkin and I were blessed to be able make a trip from our Alabama home up to Mount Airy, NC to celebrate the 90th birthday of Russell Hiatt.  Russell is the owner and proprietor of Floyd’s City Barber Shop right there on Main Street in Mount Airy and is a man who holds the spirit of Mayberry in his heart.

Russell was born January 28, 1924 and is the second oldest active barber in the United States.  The occasion of his 90th birthday brought fan and friends to a snowy Mount Airy from all over the southeast.  His barber shop was packed with people as they came to wish Russell happiness on a day declared Russell Hiatt Day by the city of Mount Airy and Mayor Deborah Cochran.

Awh…big ain’t the word for it.”

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 253: Mayberry Tourism

by Floyd on September 24, 2013

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:20

There was talk in newspapers this summer about tourism related to The Andy Griffith Show and how it was slowing down.  I don’t know exactly what evidence the writer was using to write the article but I had the feeling that there wasn’t really any proof of things slowing down.  It was more of a “people can’t really keep enjoying ‘Mayberry’ so things have to be slowing down.”

I can’t say how things are in Mt. Airy, NC all year round but I can tell you that the Mayberry fans that live there don’t see “Mayberry” as dying.  I don’t think things are like some in Mt. Airy seem to believe and neither does John Peters who writes for PilotMountainNews.com.

Mr. Peters wrote an article in September 2013 titled “Still Plenty of Demand for Mayberry Tourism” and in this episode we’ll explore what he had to say as well as comment on his report.

 

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Burke on Mayberry #116 – 2013 Mayberry Days Festival

September 13, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Burke on Mayberry 116 – 2013 Mayberry Days Festival Running time: 11:47 Kevin L. Burke discusses the annual “BIG” event known as “Mayberry Days” in Mount Airy, North Carolina (Andy Griffith’s childhood hometown). Be sure to visit www.BurkeOnMayberry.com . Subscribe to Burke on Mayberry     

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Two Chairs No Waiting 246: Mayberry Meet-up in Mt. Airy July 2013

July 30, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:23:40 Hey Mayberry, WOW….let me just say that we had a wonderful time in Mt. Airy, NC this past weekend! We had 29 Mayberry fans join us for the Mayberry Meet-up!  They came from *all* over but I think Ohio was well […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 222: Elinor Donahue Mayberry Days 2010

January 29, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Host: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:18:12 Fan’s had a real treat during Colonel Tim’s Talent Time held during Mayberry Days 2010. Elinor Donahue was a part of the show and on this episode of Two Chairs No Waiting we’ll be hearing from her.  We’ll hear in […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 214: Visiting in Mayberry with Alma

November 20, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:17:52 Folks seemed to have enjoyed our last few episodes and our visits with the folks that live in, or have visited, the town that inspired “Mayberry” of The Andy Griffith Show.  I’m glad that’s the case because this episode we continue […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 213: A Birthday Visit to Mayberry

November 13, 2012
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:19:03 The last few episodes we’ve been talking to folks who live in Andy Griffith’s home town of Mt. Airy, NC.  Now, Mt. Airy isn’t Mayberry but it’s about as close as you can get.  That said, I thought it would be […]

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Two Chairs No Waiting 212: Alma at the Mayberry Motor Inn

November 6, 2012
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHost: Allan Newsome Running time: 0:19:03 The week following Mayberry Days 2012 I was lucky enough to make my way back to the home of Mayberry Days, Mount Airy, NC.  It was a great visit!  I was able to spend time with Debbie and Darrel Miles, as […]

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Burke on Mayberry #110 – 2012 Mayberry Days Festival

September 28, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Burke on Mayberry #110 = 2012 Mayberry Days Running time: 6:48 In this “Burke on Mayberry” podcast, Dr. Kevin L. Burke discusses the annual fun event known as “Mayberry Days” in Mt. Airy, North Carolina (Andy Griffith’s childhood hometown). “It’s BIG!” Be sure to visit www.BurkeOnMayberry.com ! Subscribe to […]

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Burke on Mayberry # 107 – The Career of Andy Griffith (1926 – 2012)

July 8, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Burke on Mayberry 107 – The Career of Andy Griffith (1926 – 2012) Running time: 5:58 Andy Griffith’s career (1926 – 2012) is discussed after his passing on July 3, 2012. Be sure to visit www.BurkeOnMayberry.com . Subscribe to Burke on Mayberry     

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