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    State Legislature staffers, NC agriculture officials and the NC Watermelon Queen participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest outside of the north entrance to the Legislature Wednesday, July 15, 2015. State Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson county, NC provided a truck load of sweet watermelons and some honeydew melons from his farm for the competition and just to enjoy a summer treat for all passersby at the Legislature Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture and the NC Watermelon Association.

State Legislature staffers, NC agriculture officials and the NC Watermelon Queen participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest outside of the north entrance to the Legislature Wednesday, July 15, 2015. State Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson county, NC provided a truck load of sweet watermelons and some honeydew melons from his farm for the competition and just to enjoy a summer treat for all passersby at the Legislature Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture and the NC Watermelon Association. Harry Lynch The News & Observer
State Legislature staffers, NC agriculture officials and the NC Watermelon Queen participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest outside of the north entrance to the Legislature Wednesday, July 15, 2015. State Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson county, NC provided a truck load of sweet watermelons and some honeydew melons from his farm for the competition and just to enjoy a summer treat for all passersby at the Legislature Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture and the NC Watermelon Association. Harry Lynch The News & Observer
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July 15, 2015 06:53 PM

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