Orange groups back Wal-Mart

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Local support is building for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Wilderness area, but the company is lagging behind expectations from Orange County's Planning Department.

The county Economic Development Authority is the latest group to endorse the store. On Tuesday night, it unanimously passed a resolution that says Wal-Mart would provide "needed tax revenues for the county" and "convenient shopping opportunities" for residents who now must leave the county to buy certain goods.

Both the town and county have representatives on the authority.

Last month, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution supporting the retail giant's plans.

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