Martinsville’s revised zoning ordinance took effect August 1st an now City Council is considering an update to the subdivision ordinance. A public hearing will be held tonight at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers. Zoning Administrator and Community Planner Susan McCulloch calls the new ordinance a “friendlier document to navigate.”

The Bassett Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday at 2 PM. Lineup is at 1:30 PM in the back of Papa’s Pizzeria. The parade begins on Lenoir Drive and continues onto Fairystone Park Highway and through downtown Bassett, across the bridge onto Riverside Drive and ending where they started.