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In February 1971, Wilmington, North Carolina endured racially-charged violence that led to the trial of nine black males and one white female for crimes of arson and shooting. The 'Wilmington Ten' were sentenced to a combined 282 years in prison. Forty years later, North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue pardoned the group due to outrageous conduct and misappropriation of justice from the state in the 1970s.
In the early twentieth century, William F. Nye Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts operated a bottlenose dolphin fishery on Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Nye specialized in the procurement and refinement of oils from dolphins and small whales as the main source for watch and clock oils. The fishery on Hatteras Island figured integrally into the maritime whaling industry, the ascendancy of clockmaking the United States, and the exploitation of southern fishing grounds by northern companies.