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Past Photos of the Week

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

We watched the Ferris wheel light up, and the sun begin to go down as soft lavender hues touched the sky. This photo was taken at the N.C. state fair while celebrating the birthday of one of my closest friends! —Olivia Bockenstedt, Waxhaw
Hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks. —Melissa Hildebrand, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
During my visit to Cherokee, I admired the beautiful scenery with the river, rocks, bright sunlight, green grass and trees outside Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. I had to take a photo of the amazing, breathtaking sight. —Donald Norris, Gastonia, Rutherford EMC
About a year and a half ago we bought 2 goats, Cookie and Ginger (pictured). From their intriguing behavior and curiosity, to their strange noises, goats are amazing creatures. —John Walters, Monroe, Union Power
Being a country boy is what it’s all about! —Jamie Webb, Wadesboro, Pee Dee Electric
My son Andy Forehand, age 13, loves to fish every chance he can. On this day, the sunset changed several times and I just happened to capture this shot at Tynch town on the Chowan River on the Chowan County side. —Wayne Forehand, Edenton, Albemarle EMC
My family and I were at Cape Lookout for a weekend this summer. It was worth the cost to catch a boat ride over to spend the day visiting a beautiful lighthouse and swimming in the ocean and the Sound. —Frank Ellison, Clemmons, Brunswick EMC
My granddaughter, Kaitlin, cuddling with her first puppy, “Louie.” —Leda Winebarger, Todd, Blue Ridge Electric
A calm and peaceful afternoon at the Lump Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. —Jonathan Guevara, Indian Trail, Union Power
This picture was taken as my husband, Greg Hanes, was feeding the seagulls while we were taking the ferry from Southport to Fort Fisher. —Ravonda Hanes, Asheboro, Randolph EMC
After visiting the Fort Fisher Aquarium, I instantly fell in love with the movement of the trees there. I enjoy watching the sunlight creeping through the tree canopies and how it almost paints a picture on the ground. —Bethany Milford, Waxhaw
Queen Ann’s Lace—springtime brings it up and down the road at our home in North Iredell. When I was younger, my sister and I would pretend it was a parasol. It adds just the right touch to a spring arrangement. —Ellen Hager, Olin, EnergyUnited