Past Photos of the Week

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

This Beaufort church is the beautiful backdrop to the Old Burying Grounds on Ann Street. In the 18th century, a little girl was buried on the grounds by her father. Some say that she plays in the graveyard at night. —Darlene Willis, Arapahoe, Tideland EMC
Our 14-year-old daughter, Claire, captured this moment of gentle inquisitiveness while out in the pasture. Such an idyllic scene—it seems to epitomize the simple pleasures of a Carolina Country life.—Claire Witmore, Pembroke, Lumbee River EMC
Raul Araiza
My wife and I love alligators. Our organization called Alligator Alliance helps to protect the alligators in Brunswick County. We observed this juvenile alligator in the Southport area. —John and Lisa McNeill, Winston-Salem, EnergyUnited
I like to grow perennials and I am partial to purple and pink colored flowers in my flowerbeds in Wesley Chapel. These are my calla lilies. —Karen Ledford, Waxhaw, Union Power
This past spring, a male and a female bluebird would stop by my garden to see what bugs were available for dinner. —Linda Sandbo, Morehead City
I love cardinals and I was sitting at my mom’s house in Magnolia on the back porch swing, waiting for a chance to get a picture. It only took about 30 minutes to capture this one.  —Sheryl Summers, Hope Mills, Lumbee River EMC
This hawk visited our backyard for several days before I was able to capture a picture. The hawk was very graceful in flight and just as suddenly as he appeared, he disappeared and has not yet returned. —Mike Brown, Morganton, Rutherford EMC
My wife, daughters and I planted some butterfly bushes a few years ago with the hopes of attracting butterflies to our backyard area—it worked! Here is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail enjoying one of our bushes. —Stacy Holloman, Seven Spring, Tri-County EMC
Walking the Cascade Falls Trail and I happened upon a grove of rare Lady’s Slipper. Later, I noticed another rare flower, Jack-in-the-pulpit. I was shocked to find so many beautiful flowers growing in one area. —Holly Groder, Carrollton, VA
My handsome 7-month-old male miniature schnauzer puppy experienced Holden Beach for the first time and loved it. The picture took place at my wedding. —Brenda Soto, Raeford, Lumbee River EMC
Taken in Henderson—I just love the serenity of this place. —Paul Jemwel Agor, Fayetteville
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