Still Standing

he documentary “Still Standing” takes a close look at the North Carolina textile industry. From Weaverville to Lumberton, a handful of NC’s finest entrepreneurs kept their companies going through the worst industry downturn the state had ever seen. A fascinating look at what courage, faith, and innovation can lead to when facing long odds.

Indy Week

The mythical television town of Mayberry, a peaceful, folksy burg presided over by the amiable, homily-dropping Sheriff Andy Taylor, was based on Mount Airy, in Surry County, N.C., the hometown of Andy Griffith. It’s also the hometown of Bill Hayes, the producer-director of this documentary about Mount Airy and its residents, both past and present.

WUNC -The Real Mayberry: Mount Airy, NC

Many know Mayberry as the idyllic town that was home to the fictional Andy Griffith show.

A new film highlights the characters of the true Mayberry: Mount Airy, North Carolina. Filmmaker Bill Hayes, a Mount Airy native, captured the characters and places that make Mount Airy a representation of “Hometown USA.”

Anytown, USA

Anytown, USA is an advanced seminar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offered annually through its Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina.