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This glass mug reproduces a front-page story in the Daily Independent of Kannapolis, Feb. 4, 1982. An odd keepsake – but local news didn’t get any bigger than the sale of privately owned Cannon Mills to serial entrepreneur David Murdoch. Three years later Murdoch sold the company to Fieldcrest, which unloaded it on Pillowtex in […]

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  This beat-up, taped-up employee badge is a humble reminder of a once-thriving outpost of the Cannon textile empire. Wiscassett Mills was founded in Albemarle in 1898. During World War II,  its yarns were used for machine gun belts and parachute harnesses. In 1978 Wiscassett was purchased by Cannon Mills. By 2000 when the plant […]

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