Post updated at 8 p.m.

The day started with a stop at a small business in Statesville.

Business owner Steve Johnson addressed the Statesville crowd.

AFP’s Jeff Mixon mans the “Freedom Is Cool” ice cream truck.

Becki submits this group photo from Salisbury.

The tour rolls through Lexington.

The bus stopped in Asheboro this afternoon.

About 200 people gathered to listen to Cal Thomas in Greensboro.