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Conover's busy Wal-Mart shopping center may get more crowded by summer.
And city officials expect all those cars to have a place to fuel up.
Murphy Oil USA plans to build a fuel station and convenience store at the corner of N.C. 16 Business and Zelkova Court NW.
City council voted 4-1 Monday to give Murphy approval to submit a site development plan for a fuel station and convenience store.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.