I just saw on a local news site that North Carolina homeboy Andy Griffith has died at 86. One news site called him an "NC legend", another said "NC icon". Both were correct. It's a sad day for NC'ers. He was much-loved here for his portrayal of a kinder, gentler LEO who always had a hot and a cot for the town drunk Otis and allowed his halfwit deputy Barney Fife to carry one round in his shirt pocket. Rest in peace, Andy.