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Route 29 Walmart Supercenter Opens

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After months of construction, the Walmart on Route 29 is now a supercenter. The store celebrated its grand re-opening Wednesday morning.

The brand new supercenter features all of the things you'd find at other supercenters: a bakery, deli, produce and a frozen food section. The isles are also larger and there's more shelving.

Converting to a supercenter required a lot of manpower, Walmart had to hire more employees, and it's still looking to hire up to two dozen more.

Store Manager Jennifer Evans said, "We've hired on about 75 people in the last probably six months. We're still looking to hire another 20-25 associates and that's a mixture of part and full time."

To thank community supporters, Walmart presented nine checks to community resources, like the Albemarle Sheriff's Department, the Children's Miracle Network and the Hope Community Center.

Reported by Julie Bercik
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