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Yes, Andy will be there

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.


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Re: Perdue 7 Minutes

7 Minutes! That's longer than any speech she gave during the campaign. Finally talking to the People. Way to go Bev! Good Luck.

Re: Yes, Andy will be there

Will "the press" be permitted to cover the inauguration? If you promise to "be nice".

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