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Past Photos of the Week

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

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 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
In the geographic center of North Carolina, the sun rises outside of the town of Star. —Melissa Leader, Charlotte
My little friend stops by every morning to sing me a song. —Rich Millward, Youngsville, Wake Electric
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
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
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
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
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
A once-grand hunting lodge perches on the edge of Lake Mattamuskeet with its striped, 12-story observation tower. —Breanna Walker
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
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