Past Photos of the Week

The day after Christmas 2010 in rural Wake County. —Jim Deans, Apex
While attending this church almost every Sunday of my 45 years, I always approached it from the back side. After moving across the street, I finally recognized its true beauty. —Julianne Harrelson, Bladenboro, Four County Electric
Low-lying fog hangs in Polk County’s valleys this crisp winter morning as the sun rises to start another day. Taken from the ridge on Golf Course Lane in Polk County, N.C. —Randy Flynn, Columbus, Rutherford EMC
Each month our church has a women's meeting on the third Friday night. This particular night as I pulled into the church parking lot, this blazing sky met me. —Betty McIntyre, Rockingham, Pee Dee Electric
This was at Mountain Mule Packers Ranch and Arena in Raeford at the start of one of their Fall Friday Barrel Racing Series events. —Rachel Crabill, Raeford, Lumbee River EMC
A butterfly getting nectar in my garden. –Gina Sullivan, Ocean Isle, Brunswick EMC
I found the “The Kindred Spirit” mailbox atop one of the dunes on Bird Island. Volunteers care for the mailbox, leaving spiral binders with blank, lined paper, and pens too, allowing all visitors to record thoughts. —John Keilman, Southport, Brunswick EMC
My cousin's sunflower field and our daughter. I love everything about this picture! – Kristy Miller, Benson, South River EMC
From the window in my old bedroom at my parent's house, I honed in on a single splash of color in a snow- and ice-covered background. —Tony J. Hartness, Statesville, EnergyUnited
After canoeing with my husband and his canoe club down the Waccamaw River, we stopped to eat at Dale's Restaurant and watch the sun set on the pier. —Brenda Turlington, Lumbee River EMC
Just before shooting, my gun jammed. My boyfriend tried to fix it as ducks were flying over us. He handed me his gun so that I could shoot. This man loves duck hunting, so it was an act of true love. —Jessica Jacobs, Nakina, Brunswick EMC
Leaves in a pool. —Harold Wells, Lincolnton, Rutherford EMC
We drove by early one Saturday morning when they were cutting cotton, or “snow,” as my kids call it —Mallory Bricker, Polkton, Pee Dee Electric
I have always loved sunflowers, so after we were married my husband planted a field for me. He plants about 1.5 acres on the farm his parents left to him in Longwood, Brunswick County. —Renee Long, Tabor City, Brunswick Electric
This is our barn in the Erect community of Randolph County. The picture was actually taken of the roses, but the barn stole the spotlight. —James Langley, Seagrove, Randolph EMC
The Spanish wild mustangs roam wild and free where the pavement for NC Hwy. 12 ends in Corolla on the Outer Banks. This beautiful herd came strolling by on an afternoon walk, lazily making their way to nowhere. —Jill Gunter, Bear Creek, Randolph EMC
What a beautiful Beaufort morning! —Marable Tyndall, Fremont, Tri-County EMC
This beautiful covered bridge, McOwenben Bridge, leads into a private community. Rutherford County’s gorgeous snowfall inspired me to take this beautiful image. —Robin Byers, Lake Lure, Rutherford EMC
This is the Pisgah Covered Bridge. I have always loved going there for the peace and serenity it gives. —Janai Martinez, Asheboro, Randolph EMC
From inside the Biltmore Estate, we could see sunny morning warm colors contrasting with a cold autumn breeze—a mixture of the luxurious manmade castle and the landscape made by our creator.  —Christie Arruda Kojima, Matthews, Union Power
This was taken on a Sunday afternoon in October as I was taking a stroll around Moss Lake in Cleveland County. It was just as the duck was lifting its wings to take flight from the surface of the lake. —Mark Howell, Kings Mountain, Rutherford EMC
Taken from Oak Island Beach at sunset. —Dan Mathison, Southport, Brunswick EMC
One day during a ride through Cherokee Nation, we spotted a small sign that said
For our 4th wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a trip to Bryson City in the mountains. We went hiking in Deep Creek Park. —Heather Jones, Zebulon, Wake Electric