State Sen. Fred Smith will be taking a break from barbecue.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate told Dome recently that he will put his 100-county barbecue tour on hiatus over the holidays starting this week.
Smith recently held his 65th and 66th stops in Edgecombe and Nash counties. The Rocky Mount Telegram reports that he got loud applause calling for tighter controls on illegal immigration and a constituiional amendment banning gay marriage in Tarboro.
According to a map on his Web site, Smith has hit most of the major counties already.
Still left to go: Jackson, Polk, Rutherford, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Alexander and Lincoln counties in the West; Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Montgomery, Randolph, Anson and Richmond counties in the Piedmont; and all of the coastal counties.
Smith has not yet held a barbecue in his home county of Johnston. Guess they already know him.