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  • Judge Approves Jail Fire Settlement

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    The Charlotte Observer
    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    A judge Thursday authorized a $1.94 million settlement from Mitchell County to the families of eight inmates who died in the deadliest jail fire in North Carolina history and to the nine inmates who survived.


  • Ex-fire chief indicted In NC

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    Wilmington Morning Star
    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    A former fire chief has been indicted on six counts of embezzlement by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury.


  • Judge Approves Settlement in North Carolina Jail Fire

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    Associated Press
    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    A judge on Thursday authorized a $1.94 million settlement between Mitchell County and the families of 17 inmates, eight of whom died in the deadliest jail fire in North Carolina history.


  • Settlement Likely In Deadly Jail Fire

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    Newsobserver.com
    Posted: January 15th, 2003

    Mitchell County is ready to settle civil claims from May's deadly jail fire with a deal in which survivors and relatives of victims would share a $2 million award -- the maximum the county could pay. The tentative agreement, which one relative said has been initially OK'd by both sides, is scheduled for review and possible approval in a hearing Thursday morning in Mitchell County Superior Court.