SOUTH BOSTON, VA—For the staff at the ProForma franchise here (formerly Creative Ink), it's always a special event when Carroll Headspeth comes into the shop. It isn't just because Headspeth has been a steady customer for 10 years. What makes Headspeth's visits special is that, at age 100, he is a living link to printing's—and Virginia's—glorious past. Born in 1897, Headspeth has been a printer, linotype operator, reporter and store owner. Headspeth's career began in a small newspaper office started by his grandfather, R. Hunter Beazley, a preacher, lecturer and Confederate veteran who opened the South Boston News in 1879. He remembers the first car

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