Sam's Club closing dozens of stores; Beckley store not on the list

WASHINGTON (USA TODAY / WOAY) – Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse owned by retail giant Walmart, is shutting down or converting 63 stores, a Walmart official confirmed Thursday.

Of those locations, about 50 will be going out of business for good. Roughly 10 of those locations are closing their doors as soon as Thursday, while the remainder will be shuttered over the next three to four weeks, the Walmart official said.

We called the store in Beckley and were told by an associate that the store would not be closing.

The Sam’s Club closures were announced  the same day that Walmart said it would lift the hourly minimum wage in the U.S. to $11 and give out bonuses of up to $1,000.

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