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Tobacco-tying contest a State Fair tradition

Posted October 24, 2013

Each year, the North Carolina State Fair holds a tobacco-tying contest in which competitors race to tie together leaves of tobacco by hand. It's the way it was done in the old days. The contest brings out old-timers and memories of hard work on family farms, a way of life that has largely vanished-although the tobacco industry remains surprisingly robust.

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