April 21, 2011 / News

North Carolina tornado victim reunited with yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Take a look at this story from nbc17.com in North Carolina about a woman who lost all her possessions in last week’s deadly outbreak of storms in the southern U.S., but was able to regain her yearbook thanks to the kindness of total strangers.

Beth Pope’s home in Sanford, N.C., was destroyed by a tornado, and all of her most prized possessions were lost. Her 1978 Lee County High School yearbook was later found on the grounds of a business in Cary, N.C., more than 30 miles away.

Using Facebook and other sources, the company got the yearbook back to Pope in less than a week, hopefully provide a small bit of solace during a trying ordeal.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.