The seventh annual tobacco stringing contest was in full swing this afternoon. Sixteen teams of three competed for bragging rights and cash prizes.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler congratulated winners and presented prizes in front of the barn in Heritage Circle where the tobacco will cure for the next week.
The Granville County Loopers took first place for the second year in a row, winning $250.
The Dudley Loopers came in second and earned $150.
Third place and $100 went to the Jackson Trio of Zebulon. The Jackson Trio won first place in 2011.