Next week on our Hometown Hello segment on the morning news we will be featuring NC communities mentioned in The Andy Griffith Show. One of those towns is Pilot Mountain north of Winston-Salem. It was referred to in the show as Mount Pilot.
I did a little Youtube research this morning on the various mentions of Mount Pilot on the popular television series. The first thing that popped up was Mount Pilot - home of the "fun girls." I watched part of the segment and laughed just like I always did when I watched Andy Griffith. The flirtatious and platinum blonde "fun girls" persuaded Deputy Barney Fife to introduce them to Sheriff Andy Taylor and take them on a tour of the jail and office when they were supposed to be conducting an inventory. You will be able to see wonderful episodes like this one on The Andy Griffith Marathon this weekend on WRAL TV.
What other mentions of Mount Pilot do you recall on the program? And other than Mount Airy what other NC towns have a connection to Andy who passed away this week at age 86?