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  • Lady’s Day Among Zinnias

    Doug Waters of Morehead City captured this image of a female monarch on Oct. 2 in the zinnia field in Cape Carteret.

  • Sunset Flight

    Carl Lewis of Rocky Mount recently shared this image he captured of pelicans at sunset.

  • A Coastal View of the Eclipse

    Our Sam Bland captured this image of the solar eclipse near its peak Monday at the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s headquarters near Newport.

  • Emerald Isle Sunset

    Carl Lewis of Rocky Mount captured Wednesday evening the sunset in Emerald Isle. Photo: Carl Lewis

  • New EMC Members Sworn In

    Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, far right, administers the oath of office recently to newly appointed members of the state Environmental Management Commission, from left, Stan Meiburg, Richard Whisnant, Mitch Gillespie, Marion Deerhake and Steve Keen. Photo: Contributed

  • Storms Spawn Twisters

    Severe weather produced water spouts and a tornado Monday morning on the Outer Banks, as shown in this photo made near Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Photo: Jennifer Miller

  • ‘Sunset Paddle’

    A young man maneuvers his stand-up paddle board in the waters of Pamlico Sound at Ocracoke Island. Photo: Dave DeWitt

  • ‘The Flower Moon’

    The May full moon, called the Flower Moon, rises over the Bogue Inlet pier on Emerald Isle. Photo: Sam Bland

  • ‘Awash In Color’

    The late-afternoon sunlight casts rich hues over the dunes at Bogue Inlet in Emerald Isle. Photo: Sam Bland