Tue Jul 5, 2022

Alumnus preserves countless memories by digitizing yearbooks

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Amateur preservationist Eric Ray and Donna Ray Bullock, his sister and “courier,” pose with their respective graduating class yearbooks from the historic Hallsboro High School. Ray is close to finishing a year-and-a-half project in which he is digitizing every yearbook published by his alma mater. Staff photo by Joseph Williams

Decades ago, as a young inquisitive boy, Eric Ray felt irresistibly drawn to the yarns his great-aunt Mary Lou would spin about her memories of their family.

“She would lure you in with history and I would listen to it as a kid with all the older folks,” said Ray

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