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Past Photos of the Week

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

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
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
Our family has visited Nags Head for 28 years. Seeing the ghost crabs brings back fond memories of our family’s children chasing them. I waited 20 minutes for this little guy to pop out of his hole. —Luanne Serik, Eastover, A member of South River EMC
We have lots of squirrels but have never seen a white one. We live in Union County and have been members of Union Power Cooperative for 30 years. —Doug Watson, Indian Trail, A member of Union Power Cooperative
This red-headed woodpecker caught an insect and flew up to its nest hole in a tall snag to feed its young. Its mate flew out the hole and then he entered. Photo taken in Southport. —Ann Orsillo, Southport, Brunswick Electric
Our nightly ritual: Looking out over the Albemarle Sound from our home in Kitty Hawk as the sun sets. —Victoria Byers, Kitty Hawk, Blue Ridge Energy
Just how small are we really in the universe. —Glenn Poplin, Maxton, Lumbee River EMC
This was taken at my home in Beulaville on an early May morning. —Danielle Lewis, Beulaville , Tri-County EMC
The spiral stairs leading to the light of the Bodie Island Lighthouse creates a beautiful geometric pattern when photographed looking up. —Joel Miller, Hickory, Blue Ridge Energy
Looked out the window and saw this owl about 20 feet from the house. —Rick Swartenberg, Marshville, Pee Dee Electric
Sitting on the bank of a ditch, watching the sun set. —Rene Pate, Goldsboro, Tri-County EMC
Many years ago, my grandfather told me,