http://www.galaxgazette.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Worker dies in American Mirror accident http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/worker-dies-american-mirror-accident <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/breaking_news_graphic.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A maintenance worker at the American Mirror plant on E. Stuart Drive in Galax died Wednesday when he became trapped in a piece of the factory&#39;s equipment, according to Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.</p> <p> Hankley, along with other members of the fire department and Galax-Grayson EMS, were summoned to the scene around 3 p.m.</p> <p> The victim&#39;s name has not been released, pending family notification.</p> Vehicle rolls over, causes injury http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/vehicle-rolls-over-causes-injury CANA ― First responders were called to a single vehicle accident in Cana on Wednesday afternoon, which resulted in injury after a vehicle rolled over. E-911 dispatch put out a call to 1346 Old Piper's Gap Road at approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, reporting that a person had been ejected from a vehicle, sustaining injury. Core bringing 250 jobs to Grayson http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/core-bringing-250-jobs-grayson <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nautilus-virginia-manufacturing-facility-5-buildings-rw-1-2013_2.jpg" alt="Core Health &amp; Fitness will invest $2 million in expanding the Nautilus fitness equipment operation in Independence." title="Core Health &amp; Fitness will invest $2 million in expanding the Nautilus fitness equipment operation in Independence." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today, Wednesday, that Core Health &amp; Fitness LLC, a leader in developing and marketing advanced strength and cardio equipment for the fitness industry, will invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit operation in Grayson County.</p> <p> A news release announcing the deal said that Virginia successfully competed against California and China for the project, which will create 250 new jobs.</p> <p> At its height of production, Med-Fit employed around 100 people at the plant.</p> Witness' memories questioned in murder case http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/witness-memories-questioned-murder-case <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/george_found_on_brush_creek_0.jpg" alt="George’s body was found here, beside Brush Creek Road in Grayson. A witness says she saw a man that looked like George’s boyfriend, Matt Jones, at the scene during the time George was missing." title="George’s body was found here, beside Brush Creek Road in Grayson. A witness says she saw a man that looked like George’s boyfriend, Matt Jones, at the scene during the time George was missing." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; A witness&rsquo; testimony in the murder trial against Matthew Steven Jones was heard on Monday as part of an evidence suppression hearing at Carroll County Circuit Court.</p> <p> Jones is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, 33, of Fries, who was reported missing on April 16, 2013. Jones was reportedly the last person to see her before she disappeared. She was found dead beside a road in Grayson County about a month later.</p> Smoke on the Mountain 2014 Winners http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/smoke-mountain-2014-winners <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/smokevictory.jpg" alt="The Boar’s Night Out team celebrates its grand champion win in the Kansas City Barbecue Society division of Smoke on the Mountain, along with first place in the KCBS chicken contest." title="The Boar’s Night Out team celebrates its grand champion win in the Kansas City Barbecue Society division of Smoke on the Mountain, along with first place in the KCBS chicken contest." align="left" hspace="6" width="157" height="85" /><p> The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 10th Annual Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship on July 18-19, which also serves as Virginia&rsquo;s official barbecue contest.</p> <p> The Galax competition is a qualifying event for three national contests &mdash; Memphis In May, Kansas City Barbecue Society and the World Food Championship.</p> <p> Here are this year&rsquo;s winners:</p> <p> <strong>KANSAS CITY BBQ SOCIETY</strong></p> Crash results in DUI charge http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/crash-results-dui-charge <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10500353_357541904399996_634347855277388452_n.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; An Alabama woman was charged with a driving under the influence after crashing her car over an embankment in Hillsville on July 20.</p> <p> The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. last Sunday on U.S. 52, approximately one-tenth of a mile north of Hanging Tree Road, according to a report filed by Virginia State Police Senior Troper K.D. Blackburn, who investigated the accident.</p> Two charged with stealing electronics http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/two-charged-stealing-electronics <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10524696_826803467330776_6766069417155839497_n.jpg" alt="Police say posting these security camera photos on social media led to arrests for theft." title="Police say posting these security camera photos on social media led to arrests for theft." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> A Wytheville couple was arrested and charged with the theft of electronic equipment at the Galax Walmart on July 16.</p> <p> Thanks to numerous tips received after the Galax Police Department shared security camera photos on its Facebook page, Jessica Lynn Sexton, 21, and Joseph Smith IV, 23, were charged with grand larceny and petit larceny by Galax Senior Police Officer John Reavis.</p> <p> A police report said tips identifying the suspects were received within the first 30 minutes of the post.</p> Galax/Carroll Relay for Life set for this weekend http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galaxcarroll-relay-life-set-weekend <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3160.jpg" alt="Teams will walk to raise money for cancer research" title="Teams will walk to raise money for cancer research" align="left" hspace="6" width="164" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; The 2014 Galax/Carroll Relay for Life will be held on July 25-26 at Carroll County High School.</p> <p> Preceding the main event, a Survivor&rsquo;s Banquet will be held to honor the area&rsquo;s cancer survivors and their caregivers on July 23, at the Hillsville First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 4-6 p.m. The church is located at 225 Fulcher Street in Hillsville, across the road from Trinity Mission and up the hill behind the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department.</p>