Date: Apr. 08 1983 |
Workers on the Bonnie Rouse farm in the St. Johns Community near Grifton set out some of the first tobacco in Pitt County. Billy McLawhorn, who tends the land said he had about 36 acres of tobacco this year. McLawhorn said his soil was not as wet as some due to the sandy conditions in the area. Even under cloudy skies and some rain, the farmer said he expected to get about five acres set before the end of the day. more...