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Past Photos of the Week

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

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
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
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
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
My Granddaughter Briley running up through the gorgeous cotton fields in northern Iredell County. —Debbie Reavis, Statesville, EnergyUnited
My Granddaughter Briley running up through the gorgeous cotton fields in northern Iredell County. —Debbie Reavis, Statesville, EnergyUnited
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
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
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
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
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
Sunset at Ocean Isle Beach. —Lauren Rhoads, Ocean Isle Beach