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Tradition Continues

Maycee Lynn Hughes (second from right) was crowned as the 2015 NC Watermelon Festival Princess on Saturday during the annual competition held in Murfreesboro. She is the daughter of Wynne and Nichole Hughes of Edenton. Joslyn Taylor Flythe (second from left), the daughter of Daniel and Ashley Flythe of Conway, earned 1st runner-up honors, while Emma Rose Jones (right), the daughter of Abby Hoggard and Josh Jones of Conway, placed as 2nd runner-up. Carmen Honeycutt (background), the 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, presided over the Little Princess contest, accompanied by the 2014 winner, Claire Flanagan (left). Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Maycee Lynn Hughes (second from right) was crowned as the 2015 NC Watermelon Festival Princess on Saturday during the annual competition held in Murfreesboro. She is the daughter of Wynne and Nichole Hughes of Edenton. Joslyn Taylor Flythe (second from left), the daughter of Daniel and Ashley Flythe of Conway, earned 1st runner-up honors, while Emma Rose Jones (right), the daughter of Abby Hoggard and Josh Jones of Conway, placed as 2nd runner-up. Carmen Honeycutt (background), the 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, presided over the Little Princess contest, accompanied by the 2014 winner, Claire Flanagan (left). Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

 

Lena Grace Taylor, daughter of Evan and Mitzi Taylor of Conway, and Jacob Simmons, son of Rye and Melissa Simmons of Conway, respectively captured the titles of Little Miss Farmer and Little Mr. Farmer during Saturday’s festivities at the NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Lena Grace Taylor, daughter of Evan and Mitzi Taylor of Conway, and Jacob Simmons, son of Rye and Melissa Simmons of Conway, respectively captured the titles of Little Miss Farmer and Little Mr. Farmer during Saturday’s festivities at the NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Watermelon Eating Contest winners (by age division) were Austin Jones (front left) of Chesapeake, VA and William Leary (center) of Murfreesboro. Carmen Honeycutt (right), the reigning 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, presented the plaques while Bryon Simonds (back left) managed the annual contest. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

The Watermelon Eating Contest winners (by age division) were Austin Jones (front left) of Chesapeake, VA and William Leary (center) of Murfreesboro. Carmen Honeycutt (right), the reigning 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, presented the plaques while Bryon Simonds (back left) managed the annual contest. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners in the Watermelon Festival’s Seed Spitting Contest on Saturday are R.J. Neamon (left) of Buffalo, NY and Austin Jones (front center) of Chesapeake, VA. Presenting the awards to the two first place winners is the 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, Carmen Honeycutt of Angier. Bryon Simonds (back) was responsible for overseeing the contest. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Winners in the Watermelon Festival’s Seed Spitting Contest on Saturday are R.J. Neamon (left) of Buffalo, NY and Austin Jones (front center) of Chesapeake, VA. Presenting the awards to the two first place winners is the 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, Carmen Honeycutt of Angier. Bryon Simonds (back) was responsible for overseeing the contest. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

 

Austyn Rose Dunlow, daughter of Donnie and Terra Dunlow of Ahoskie, beats the heat by enjoying a cool slice of watermelon on Saturday morning just after the conclusion of the Watermelon Festival parade in downtown Murfreesboro. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Austyn Rose Dunlow, daughter of Donnie and Terra Dunlow of Ahoskie, beats the heat by enjoying a cool slice of watermelon on Saturday morning just after the conclusion of the Watermelon Festival parade in downtown Murfreesboro. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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