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Past Photos of the Week

Every week we highlight another great submission from our annual photo contest

Sunset at Ocean Isle Beach. —Lauren Rhoads, Ocean Isle Beach
It was the fourth of July, and I realized that even though I had lived in the mountains my entire life, I had never seen a sunset from Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was blown away. —Sally Dixon, Waynesville
A friend of mine named Jen Overstreet took this photo of her dog “Maximum Prime” and sent it to me to have a portrait painted because I am a commissioned artist. —Sue Huson, Mebane, a member of Piedmont Electric
This was the first year my husband and I raised honey bees. In May, our holly tree was in full bloom and you could hear the bees buzzing around it. Holly trees are their favorite. —Corrina Carter, Hillsborough, a member of Piedmont Electric
Being a college student at Appalachian State University makes it a lot easier to access this beautiful place on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone. It is by far my favorite place to take photos. —Elin Oom, Boone
On this day at Grandfather Mountain, there was heavy fog so I was able to capture this unique photo of the “Mile High Swinging Bridge.” —Noah Coleman, Burlington, a member of Blue Ridge Energy
Enjoying a summer day. Noticed one of the many different dragonflies we have in Southeastern NC. The dragon seemed to be enjoying my rose. —James Hewett, Ash, Brunswick Electric
After a typical summer storm, the sun triumphantly broke through the clouds, and a father and daughter enjoyed the moment. It seemed so innocent, reminding me of the value of connecting to others, and the sense of childlike wonder. —Cody Owen, Charlotte
Picnic lights in the backyard of the Beaver Dam Historic House in Davidson. —Joseph Lux, Mooresville, a member of EnergyUnited
I took this image at the Freedom Boat Club at Lake Norman in Cornelius. The area has a beautiful vantage point for sunsets and a fabulous boardwalk. —Marc Bernstein, Huntersville, a member of EnergyUnited
As I walked along the beach at Oak Island, I was able to catch a shot of the beautiful, red shrimp trawler, Chasity Brooke. Such a beauty against our Carolina blue sky in the calm sea. —Julie Brock, Oak Island, a member of Brunswick Electric
This photo was taken at Monroe Park in Charlotte. —Nhat Vu, Mint Hill, a member of Union Power Cooperative
Captured this precious jewel (Fontana Lake) while standing on a bridge on NC Highway 28. I absolutely love the reflections on the lake, boats, fluffy clouds and the mountain view. This is God’s country. —Camilla Johnson, Lowell
We live on over 50 acres in Stokes County. We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife on the property, such as this deer and fawn I spied from the kitchen window. —Patty Young, Westfield, a member of Surry-Yadkin Electric
This is a sunrise in Calabash. I call this picture, “Reflections of Day.” —Mark Head, Sunset Beach, a member of Brunswick Electric
With little light pollution and relative isolation, the Outer Banks is like a playground for an astrophotographer. My wife and I feel in love with the place. Photo taken at Frisco Beach.—Scott Cureton, Polkton, a member of Pee Dee Electric
This honeybee is enjoying the nectar from my mom's creeping phlox flowers.—Danielle Hammond, Hays, a member of Surry-Yadkin Electric
Upon a recent trip to Concord this past spring, I took this picture. It captures the delicate innocence of spring with the budding dogwood flower and southern traditions via the pillars of the church in the background.—Jessica Petot, Palm Harbor, FL