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Past Photos of the Week

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

Blueberry season is our favorite season in Bladen County. I grew up with blueberry dirt between my toes, and I’m so blessed that my babies get to do the same. —Brooke Gooden, Elizabethtown, Four County EMC
My granddaughter was admiring the sunset over the water at Southport Marina overlooking the marsh at high tide. I love the way the reflection on the water creates a cross. —Lisa Merritt, Bolivia, Brunswick Electric
In the geographic center of North Carolina, the sun rises outside of the town of Star. —Melissa Leader, Charlotte
Blue Moon rising at sunset atop Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway with Grandfather Mountain in the background. —Stewart Royall, Sparta, Blue Ridge Energy
The bright whites and purples in this blossoming flower brought out a feeling of hope for fresh opportunities in a new city against a backdrop of fading memories of the past. —Meg Weidman, Carolina Beach
This butterfly, the Indian Red Admiral, was resting on one of the trees by the front steps of our house in Youngsville. We are so blessed to encounter North Carolina's beauty. —Kathleen Stone, Youngsville, Wake Electric
My little friend stops by every morning to sing me a song. —Rich Millward, Youngsville, Wake Electric
Seven-year-old Landon Brothers caught a 10.5-pound largemouth bass in a private pond in Camden County. The fish was safely released alive. —Josh Brothers, South Mills, Albemarle EMC
Beginning in spring, Monarchs come though NC on their journey north. Collecting these eggs to save them from predators, I raise them from egg to butterfly and release them back into the wild. —Chrissy Daniel, Elizabeth City, Albemarle EMC
My niece Katie Atkinson took this photo of my puppy Hazel, an Anatolian shepherd/Pyrenees cross ... in front of our old barn on our 100-year-old farm. —Bridget Macary, Rutherfordton, Rutherford EMC
Last year, I spent a week in our mountains chasing color and light. I arrived at Pounding Mill Overlook early one morning. The clouds lit up a beautiful scene for one of my best ever sunrise photos. —David Peak, Dobson, Surry-Yadkin EMC
My cat Luna or “Big Lu” cries loudly whenever I go outside until I put her harness on and take her out with me. —Leo Verna, age 13, Creedmoor, Wake Electric