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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. 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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