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Past Photos of the Week

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

Driving around on these country roads near Brevard, listening to music is one of my favorite things to do, and being able to capture a photo along the way means that I can hold these moments forever. —Mallory Michael, Cleveland
This is a beautiful sunrise photo taken one early morning as I headed out to a meeting in New Bern. —Ginny Fountain, Raleigh, Jones-Onslow EMC
My Granddaughter Briley running up through the gorgeous cotton fields in northern Iredell County. —Debbie Reavis, Statesville, EnergyUnited
My cousin and I went to the Caldwell County Agricultural Fair. We enjoyed most rides but not this. We decided that neither of us had the guts to even give it a try. —Trinity Oaks, Banner Elk
My daughter, Amy Scoggin Jay took this photo of our granddaughter, Evelyn, who learned to love NC corn on the cob in her Noni’s kitchen at Holden Beach. Her family is currently serving overseas in Germany. —Deborah Scoggin, Lexington, Brunswick Electric
Captured this precious jewel (Fontana Lake) while standing on a bridge on NC Highway 28. I absolutely love the reflections on the lake, boats, fluffy clouds and the mountain view. This is God’s country. —Camilla Johnson, Lowell
I was up early one day so I decided to clean one of my rental cabins that has an amazing view. I’ve never been there for the sunrise and WOW was I surprised! —Tess Diffenderffer, Robbinsville
This wooden bridge at Rough Ridge Overlook near Grandfather Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 302.8, marks the beginning of a trail where spectacular mountain views unfold. —Patricia Joynes, Boone, Blue Ridge Energy
My Granddaughter Briley running up through the gorgeous cotton fields in northern Iredell County. —Debbie Reavis, Statesville, EnergyUnited
While at Black Mountain Campground in Burnsville, this stack of rocks was the perfect addition to the gentle cascade of water and mossy log. I was born in the mountains and they will always be in my blood. —Stephanie Sheffield, Gastonia, Rutherford EMC
Sunset at Ocean Isle Beach. —Lauren Rhoads, Ocean Isle Beach
It was the fourth of July, and I realized that even though I had lived in the mountains my entire life, I had never seen a sunset from Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was blown away. —Sally Dixon, Waynesville
This vacant, old church building sits in northeast Franklin County in Centerville. I am not sure of the last time this building was used. It sits, almost unchanged, in this beautiful rural community. —Elizabeth Castaneda, Louisburg
The Osprey has a wingspan of 70 inches and is a fish-eating bird of prey. I often see them fishing in the waters of Lake Tillery. This one decided to fly over and make eye contact as I was in my canoe. —Kevin Henderson, Concord, Union Power
Dogs love trucks! For the past 20 years, we load the dogs up when we go to drop off recyclables in northern Duplin County. Left to right are Pretty, Ronie, Katie, Jack, Honey, Ryan, and Bo. Unseen up front is JT.—Gene Lilley, Mount Olive, Tri-County EMC
I went to the sunflower fields at Odom Farms in Goldsboro in August. It was a gorgeous day with beautiful sunflowers just waiting to get their pictures taken! —Denise Ruffin, Goldsboro, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Enjoying a summer day. Noticed one of the many different dragonflies we have in Southeastern NC. The dragon seemed to be enjoying my rose. —James Hewett, Ash, Brunswick Electric
After a typical summer storm, the sun triumphantly broke through the clouds, and a father and daughter enjoyed the moment. It seemed so innocent, reminding me of the value of connecting to others, and the sense of childlike wonder. —Cody Owen, Charlotte