Local philanthropist gives last gift to Claremont

Martha Kline, of Newton, passed away in April 2014, leaving behind a legacy with the Jessup-Kline Hosiery Company.

“She was a genuine person who dedicated her life to the mill,” said Doug Barrick, city manager of Claremont. “Even after it closed, she would go the mill to do her work.”

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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