|Transylvania Times modern facility on North Broad St., 1966.|
|Henry Henderson (seated) enters characters on the linotype machine |
while Joe Freeman, who was also a linotype operator, looks on.
The new Goss Comet press could print four, six or eight-pages at a rate of over 3000 per hour. It also folded the newspapers. The improved the quality of the Goss Comet allowed for more news stories, more pictures, and improved advertisements. The previous press had been a hand fed four-page flatbed.
Up until this time the newspaper, which Anderson purchased in 1941, was located in the Times Arcade alley. Anderson was the publisher until his death in 1958. At that time, Mrs. Anderson took over as publisher. Ed Anderson’s brother, John, served as editor from 1941 until he passed away in 1974.
In 1975 Stella Anderson Trapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Anderson, joined the family business. In 1977 Don and Stella Trapp took over as co-editors of The Transylvania Times. Today Sean and Leigh Trapp are the third generation of the family run business.
Photographs and information for this column are provided by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library. Visit the NC Room during regular library hours (Monday-Friday) to learn more about our history and see additional photographs. For more information, comments or suggestions contact Marcy at email@example.com or 828-884-1820.