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Past Photos of the Week

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

I hiked the Rough Ridge hiking trail at Milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. —Tracy Edwards, Lenoir, Blue Ridge Energy
I took this photo at Gillis Hills Farm in Fayetteville, “Behind these amber eyes.” —Vanessa Wisecup, Raeford
My son, Levi, plays in a tide pool on Bald Head Island at sunset, our favorite vacation spot. This secluded island can only be accessed by ferry. Leave your car and your worries behind, and only adventure ahead of you! —Jean-Marie Odom, Louisburg
My precious nephew Ethan feeding two of our Jersey cows, Juliet and Lil Dude! He loves to help out on the farm! —Gracie Elizabeth, Newton Grove, South River EMC
Sunset falls on Anaconda Road in Tarboro. The colors combined with the power lines, railroad tracks, farm fields and the water tower in the distance make up this classic Edgecombe County scene. —Robert Womble, Bryson City
I am a photographer and a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. My tribe recently celebrated their 53rd pow-wow, and I captured this photo of a jingle dress dancer. —Matthew Silver, Rocky Mount, Halifax EMC
I spotted this beautiful butterfly in my grandfather's gardens. The butterfly appears to have glitter on its wings. —Alyssa Rowe, Tuckasegee , Haywood EMC
I'm an 8th grader at Valle Crucis School in Watauga County, NC. I took this picture at Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway this past fall. —Hudson DuVarney, Valle Crucis, Blue Ridge Energy
My husband and I enjoy hiking the same section of the Appalachian Trail every spring. We camp here, at the top of Hump Mountain, and are rewarded with the beautiful sunrise over these ancient, green mountains. —Shannon Mills, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
I drove 2.5 hours to photograph this amazing scene after reading a travel magazine. Although I was hoping for colorful fall leaves, it was still worth standing in the river to get this shot.—Jon Beyerle, Huntersville, EnergyUnited
In summer, these Green Lynx spiders cover the flowers in my garden. —Ashley Garner, Carthage, Randolph EMC
Being an avid bird watcher, I always look forward to these beautiful rose-breasted grosbeaks (this one is the male) as they migrate in the spring. —Louise Cagle, Denton, A member of Randolph EMC