People in Raleigh, the state and beyond are finding ways to remember actor Andy Griffith, who died Tuesday at the age of 86 at his home in Manteo.
Some went to Pullen Park, just west of downtown Raleigh near N.C. State, where a statue of Griffith and Ron Howard stands. The statue portrays them as Opie and Andy walking to their favorite fishing hole, from their days on "The Andy Griffith Show."
By early Tuesday afternoon, at least two people left tokens of affection near the statue.
An outpouring of support also was expected in Mount Airy, Griffith's hometown and the real-life location of the TV show's fictional Mayberry.
Fans and tourists flocked to the town's main drag Tuesday, which offers glimpses of Mayberry culture. Quick-moving entrepreneurs already were selling commemorative T-shirts as visitors explored museums and other cultural attractions.