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Orange supervisors OK Wilderness Walmart

Voting in the wee hours Tuesday morning, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved the Walmart Supercenter proposed at the Wilderness battlefield.

The five-member board’s vote was 4-1, with Supervisor Teri Pace opposed to the development. Pace represents the district in which the project was proposed.

Here is The Associated Press account, as of 1:35 a.m.:

For The Free Lance-Star’s extended coverage on the year-long controversy, visit

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