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Past Photos of the Week

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

Went for a walk on the new Shallotte Riverwalk at sunset. It’s an absolutely beautiful area to relax, calm your mind and enjoy the fresh air. —Shaina Jordan, Ash, Brunswick Electric
We love how dog friendly the Outer Banks is! Our first morning there, I took my dog, Ansley, for a walk on the beach. The sun was in my eyes and Ansley was excited for the ocean and sand! —Alexandra Miles, Matthews, Union Power Cooperative
I have tried for years to photograph the moon rising by the Oak Island Lighthouse. Clouds, rain, family emergencies…but I finally got it. The Pink Full Moon even!—Nick Noble, Southport, Brunswick Electric
My daughter Sadie enjoying a beach day this past summer. —Kelli Williams, Broadway, South River EMC
This little slice of heaven lies on the Perquimans River near the mouth of the Albemarle Sound in Winfall. The glorious sunsets and wildlife, peaceful water and cypress trees give us an epic scenic backyard! —Valerie Smirlock, Hertford, Albemarle EMC
We usually see an eastern box turtle in our yard once a year. This tiny one slowly made his way along the side of the house. We enjoy the diversity of wildlife that surrounds us in Carolina country.—Keith Anderson, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
This is my sweet little girl Haddie May posing in her grandparents’ fall pumpkin harvest in Avery County. —Savannah Bolick, Elk Park
Bees enjoying our NC Century Farm Pollinator Garden (The Farm at Huckleberry Bay, Tabor City). Pollinators are very important to agriculture and the environment, plus lovely for the eyes and senses. —Myra Godwin, Tabor City, Brunswick Electric
Our church (Snow Hill Church) held a “Friends and Family Day” and my grandson Cage Kornegay sure loved slurping watermelon through a straw! Summertime fun! —Robert B. Kornegay, Mount Olive, Tri-County EMC
I love to take pictures of nature. I grow a flower garden every year so the butterflies and hummingbirds have somewhere to land. —Rebecca Yopp, Bolivia, Brunswick Electric
My avid birdwatcher grandson Levi Lindgren took this photo at the feeder in his yard in Raleigh. He waited patiently and took many shots. This one was my favorite. —Levi Lindgren, Supply, Brunswick Electric (submitted by Nancy Bollinger)
Early one morning, we found this baby owl. We thought it was injured, but it was just a fledgling who had gotten stuck! Big wing span on this little one and it was a thrill to return it to its family! —Kimberly Mayo, Seagrove, Randolph EMC
I just love the natural beauty that this world has to offer. Yes, this state is beautiful any time of the year, but my favorite is by far the fall. The color display the leaves put on is just breathtaking!—Michael Briggs, Fayetteville, South River EMC
End of the day at Wrightsville Beach. —Janet Beal, Leland, Brunswick Electric
Last year, Sunset Beach officers responded to reports of a gator prowling a neighborhood. After slipping a rope around his neck, the 9-foot gator was walked to a nearby lake and has not been seen since. —Speed Hallman, Wadesboro, Brunswick Electric
Taking in the Drive-In Laser Show at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.—Ashton Vest, Lexington, Surry-Yadkin EMC, Photo taken by Randy Dunlap
On my way to my mother’s house in Bunn, this old barn jumped out at me and the yellow swallowtail cooperated. It was my way of preserving the barn by
New fawns added to our herd. —Bill Belian, Murphy, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC