Floyd the barber cleared out years ago, but his shop is going strong. Russell Hiatt has toiled over hair tonics and straight razors since 1946 at Floyd’s City Barber Shop in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy NC. The shop was a model for the one in the fictitious Mayberry on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s. “Andy was getting his hair cut here when I started,” Hiatt said. Hiatt, who turned 75, and his shop, which turned 70, had a joint surprise birthday party on Wednesday, and well-wishers packed the place. Hiatt says he has no plans to shut down. “Over 52 years I’ve made a lot of friends,” he said. “I figure I can make a few more.”

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