Andy Griffith will make a return appearance at the governor's inaugural ceremonies.
The iconic actor, who spoke at Gov. Mike Easley's two inaugurals, will address the crowd at Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue's swearing in. He taped a television commercial for her during the campaign — "You're going to be a gooood governor!" — as he did for Easley.
"He is working with the state historians trying to pick whatever it is he wants to read," Perdue told Dome.
A few other tidbits from the incoming governor about the inaugural:
* Perdue's speech will be seven minutes long — shorter than many YouTube posts.
* She'll wear a gown to the Friday night ball, red with sparkles, made by a tailor who has made many of her clothes.
* James Taylor was invited but could not attend.