Tue Jul 5, 2022

Alumnus preserves countless memories by digitizing yearbooks

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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