Andy Griffith, Ron Howard and Frances Bavier in “The Andy Griffith Show,” which first aired on Oct. 3, 1960.
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard and Frances Bavier in “The Andy Griffith Show,” which first aired on Oct. 3, 1960. HO CBS
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard and Frances Bavier in “The Andy Griffith Show,” which first aired on Oct. 3, 1960. HO CBS

Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.