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Past Photos of the Week

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

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
The Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach was rather bent and warped by the force of Hurricane Florence. And yet, despite the storm, it remained standing, resolute. —Eifel Kreutz, Mount Airy
Taken somewhere between Cape Carteret and Fayetteville. —Mark Wales, Cape Carteret, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
The bygone Frisco Pier was captured at sunrise on a cool March morning along the vast Outer Banks beaches. Taking these photos preserves history and rejuvenates the memories her visitors. —Kenneth Newman, Prince George, VA, Cape Hatteras 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
Bailee Grace, our seven-year-old granddaughter, reads faithfully every day to her baby chicks while they are “warming up” so they won’t get bored. —Dina Combs, Sugar Grove, Blue Ridge Energy
This picture was taken of Mill Creek in Pamlico County on a cold day when the creek was iced over.—Darlene Willis, Arapahoe, Tideland EMC
This picture was taken at Mt. Mitchell at sunset. My fingers were red from holding my camera still. My toes were frozen. Then the scene in this picture showed through my lens and I forgot all about being cold. —Chastity Howell, Marion
I live near Falls Lake and make it a point to visit frequently, looking for the rare trifecta of the lake reflections, the colors of the sky and the cloud patterns. On this winter morning, I felt I hit the jackpot! —John Stone, Wake Forest, 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
A once-grand hunting lodge perches on the edge of Lake Mattamuskeet with its striped, 12-story observation tower. —Breanna Walker
This was taken on a Thanksgiving vacation at Cape Hatteras. —Joshua Williams, Stoneville, EnergyUnited
I took this photo of a cabin on a hill at Christmas in Iron Station. —Sherri Noto, Iron Station, Rutherford EMC
Captured on a windy autumn night atop the Great Smoky Mountain range, this photo showcases Clingmans Dome under a starry night sky. This iconic landmark straddles the edge of North Carolina with Tennessee. —Bradley Harrison, Mooresville