Past Photos of the Week

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

Hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks. —Melissa Hildebrand, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
During my visit to Cherokee, I admired the beautiful scenery with the river, rocks, bright sunlight, green grass and trees outside Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. I had to take a photo of the amazing, breathtaking sight. —Donald Norris, Gastonia, Rutherford EMC
About a year and a half ago we bought 2 goats, Cookie and Ginger (pictured). From their intriguing behavior and curiosity, to their strange noises, goats are amazing creatures. —John Walters, Monroe, Union Power
A peaceful moment at Lake Sequoyah in Highlands, just before getting out on my paddle board. It’s an amazing lake, located in one of the many awesome towns in Western North Carolina. —Chad Moon, Highlands, Haywood EMC
My son Andy Forehand, age 13, loves to fish every chance he can. On this day, the sunset changed several times and I just happened to capture this shot at Tynch town on the Chowan River on the Chowan County side. —Wayne Forehand, Edenton, Albemarle EMC
My family and I were at Cape Lookout for a weekend this summer. It was worth the cost to catch a boat ride over to spend the day visiting a beautiful lighthouse and swimming in the ocean and the Sound. —Frank Ellison, Clemmons, Brunswick EMC
My granddaughter, Kaitlin, cuddling with her first puppy, “Louie.” —Leda Winebarger, Todd, Blue Ridge Electric
Why were my tomatoes missing so many leaves? Then I saw nature’s pesticide in the form of the parasitoid wasp that laid her eggs inside this hornworm. When the adults emerge, they will kill the hornworm! —Erika Young, Shannon, Lumbee River EMC
This picture was taken as my husband, Greg Hanes, was feeding the seagulls while we were taking the ferry from Southport to Fort Fisher. —Ravonda Hanes, Asheboro, Randolph EMC
After visiting the Fort Fisher Aquarium, I instantly fell in love with the movement of the trees there. I enjoy watching the sunlight creeping through the tree canopies and how it almost paints a picture on the ground. —Bethany Milford, Waxhaw
Queen Ann’s Lace—springtime brings it up and down the road at our home in North Iredell. When I was younger, my sister and I would pretend it was a parasol. It adds just the right touch to a spring arrangement. —Ellen Hager, Olin, EnergyUnited
There are many similar buildings, but few “restored.”  Old world charm with modern amenities can be had under the care of the passionate few. —Joshua Sun, Waxhaw, Union Power