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    This afternoon I noticed a "No guns concealed or otherwise" sign posted at the Harris Teeter Grocery Store on Oberlin Road in Raleigh. I and three friends have OC'ed at this store for years.
    Has anyone else seen no oc'ing in other Harris Teeter stores?

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    I generally avoid Harris Teeter because of their prices, but the few times I have gone to HT in Greenville, I have been open carrying. I stopped at the doors near where I live, and the only 'No' sign I saw was No Smoking.

    I suggest you contact HQ and ask them what their corporate policy is, and mention that the store in Raleigh is/is not following that policy
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    Hmmmmm.... I'll have to check the one down the road from me. I CC in there all the time and never remember having seen a circle-slash sign in their entry doors.

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    I go in there every now and then and I haven't noticed anything but since I'm coming from campus I can't carry anyway so I don't look as hard.

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    I made a point of stoppingby Harris Teeter on Oberlin road this morning and sure enough it's posted. http://load.hostphotofree.com/ac5eab...Road%20008.JPG

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    Folks, we must address this quickly before is spreads. I don't know of a single grocery store in the Raleigh, Durham area that restricts open carry. Please contact Harris Teeter officials as soon as possible and forcefully voice your displeasure at the recent posting. Let's boycot the chain. I've faxed a copy of the pictures to NRA headquarters.

    Harris Teeter is owned by the Ruddick Corp which is based in Charlotte, NC

    Thomas W. Dickson
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    Frederick J. Morganthall II President Harris Teeter

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    301 South Tryon Street
    Suite 1800
    Charlotte, NC28202
    Phone: 704-372-5404
    Fax: 704-372-6409
    Web Site: http://www.ruddickcorp.com

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    I'll make it a point to stop in at my local Harris Teeter and check their doors this afternoon. I'm in Concord, so I don't know if it has made it this way yet.

    Also, notice the NC. Gen. Stat. 14-415.10 in the lower right hand corner.

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    I occasionally shop at the Harris Teeter in Greenville, and when we visit Fayetteville, we sometimes go to the HT there as well. I don't ever remember seeing any "no guns" signs at either store, but it's been a while.

    I'll be in Greenville Tuesday or Wednesday this week, and I'll make a point to stop by HT and check to see if they've posted a sign. My sweetie is going to be in Fayetteville this weekend visiting her sister, so I'll ask her to check the HT in Fayetteville too.

    None of the grocery stores that I know of in this area are posted though. Every Food Lion is 2A-friendly. WalMart, of course, is pro 2A. Even the ultra-yuppie Fresh Market isn't posted, and I OC there once a month or so, and have never had a single issue. The Piggly Wiggly here in Washington isn't posted, but I rarely shop there because their meat department and their produce aren't nearly as good as the other stores.

    I'll report back later this week on Harris Teeters in my area...
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    The HT off of University Blvd (49) is not posted. I CC there often but have not OC'ed.

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    I didn't spot a circle-slash sign on the HT near work off Popalar Tent Rd and Harris. I'll have to check the one near the house tonight if I can remember to swing by.

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    TheFreeman wrote:
    I didn't spot a circle-slash sign on the HT near work off Popalar Tent Rd and Harris. I'll have to check the one near the house tonight if I can remember to swing by.
    FYI, the signage isn't required to be the circle-slash version. All that is required is A sign be posted. Text or image doesn't matter.

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    RegalNC wrote:
    TheFreeman wrote:
    I didn't spot a circle-slash sign on the HT near work off Popalar Tent Rd and Harris. I'll have to check the one near the house tonight if I can remember to swing by.
    FYI, the signage isn't required to be the circle-slash version. All that is required is A sign be posted. Text or image doesn't matter.
    Don't some other states regulate signage requirements? I wish NC did. Not to give stores a hard time about their right to choose but I have truly missed a marked location at least once that I know of. There is an Exxon in Cary at the corner of Maynard and Chapel Hill rd that is marked, but the sign gets covered up by the automatic sliding glass door frame as you approach! I oc'ed in there and the clerk told me AFTER he rung me up that I couldn't bring a firearm back, concealed or otherwise. I kindly told him he had lost my business. Since there was no one else there I asked his personal opinion on the subject and he said he wholeheartedly agreed with the policy because, "Man some people are crazy, how do I know some loose cannon isn't going to be the one toting a gun in here". I just said yeah, crazy loose cannons are always respectful of store policy right...

    I don't even shop at that particular HT but will voice my displeasure to whoever will take my calls!
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    Smith45acp wrote:
    RegalNC wrote:
    TheFreeman wrote:
    I didn't spot a circle-slash sign on the HT near work off Popalar Tent Rd and Harris. I'll have to check the one near the house tonight if I can remember to swing by.
    FYI, the signage isn't required to be the circle-slash version. All that is required is A sign be posted. Text or image doesn't matter.
    Don't some other states regulate signage requirements? I wish NC did. Not to give stores a hard time about their right to choose but I have truly missed a marked location at least once that I know of. There is an Exxon in Cary at the corner of Maynard and Chapel Hill rd that is marked, but the sign gets covered up by the automatic sliding glass door frame as you approach! I oc'ed in there and the clerk told me AFTER he rung me up that I couldn't bring a firearm back, concealed or otherwise. I kindly told him he had lost my business. Since there was no one else there I asked his personal opinion on the subject and he said he wholeheartedly agreed with the policy because, "Man some people are crazy, how do I know some loose cannon isn't going to be the one toting a gun in here". I just said yeah, crazy loose cannons are always respectful of store policy right...

    I don't even shop at that particular HT but will voice my displeasure to whoever will take my calls!
    Correct! Some states have specific signage requirements, but not NC. I prefer specific requirements myself.

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    Sorry, I was using that as a generalized example. I believe the only requirement for NC is that every public entrance is marked.

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    Early this morning the no weapons sign was removed from the front window @ Harris Teeter on Oberlin Rd.
    Thanks to all those who brought this incident to the attention of the Ruddick and Harris Teeter senior executives. I will still shop there considering the signs were promptly removed. See url below

    http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/St...off=1#-1Harris Teeter posted no weapons

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    Hip Hip Horray!!!

    Great job guys. It's good to see that there are still corporations that respect our Rights, and that when local rogue managers go against corporate policy, they are quickly reigned in by their bosses...

    I was really worried for a while there. Harris Teeter has an awesome wine department, and their meat counter is one of the best in the area. And their produce is some of the best you'll find outside the local farmer's market.

    I'll be sure to stop by the HT in Greenville this weekend, and give them my weekly grocery business.
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    Excellent, glad to see HT is good to go.

    You're right Dreamer, they've got great wine and meat departments.

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    Great job guys!
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    The Harris Teeter at North Hills had the no weapons sign posted on the front doors this past weekend. Tonight I called up there before going shopping and "Kimberly" stated that the signs were still there. I thanked her for looking and then went shopping at Food Lion.

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    Thanks for the info. Apparently Harris Teeter is cautiously adding signs a few at a time to gauge feedback .

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    My brother-in-law lives in Fayetteville, and I had him check this weekend at the Teeter there. He said he didn't see any "no guns" signs.

    I haven't had a chance to go to the Greenville HT yet. Perhaps I'll get down there early this week, and can file a report...

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    I haven't had a chance to go to the Greenville HT yet.
    The HT on Firetower and Charles isn't posted. I've been in there a few times, and haven't seen anything.

    I don't know about the one on 14th and Charles, I haven't been there recently
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    The Harris Teeter on Skeet Club Rd. in High Point is now posted too. I've carried in this store a few times in the last couple of months.

    I'm wondering what would be the best course of action that would most likely produce results.

    1. Contact the GM via phone/email/personal visit

    2. Email corporate

    3. Call corporate

    Am I correct in assuming that this "No weapons, concealed or otherwise"thing is not company policy?
    Carry on!

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    SORRY TO INFORM EVERYONE HARRIS TEETER ON OBERLIN ROAD HAS RE-POSTED THE NO WEAPONS SIGNS ON BOTH ENTRANCE DOORS. I NO LONGER HAVE MONEY TO SPEND AT ANY STORE WHICH RESTRICTS/VIOLATES MY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

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    I sent the following in an email to Ruddic and Harris Teeter corporate.

    "I recently noticed two of the Harris Teeter stores I frequent added a “No Weapons concealed or otherwise” sign on the entrance. I have shopped with Harris Teeter for years and the one in Raleigh at North Hills Mall is very close to my home. I will not be sacrificing my safety for the convenience of shopping closer to home.
    Until the signs were posted my family would spend a minimum of $5,000.00 annually at your stores. I know that is an insignificant dollar amount to your company. However there are more than 290,000 concealed handgun permit holders in the state of North Carolina and over 130,000 in Virginia. I am making it my new hobby to inform these upstanding citizens that the Ruddick Corporation has seen fit to alert criminals that their employees and customers are unarmed.
    I am confident that most Concealed Carriers and Open Carriers are like minded individuals and will demonstrate their dislike of your anti-gun policies with their wallet."

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    Harris Teeter in North Hills is still posted as of today. I have added my complaint to their already increasing volume of complaint emails. On their website they post " class="bodycopy"We are experiencing a very high volume of emails. We will respond as soon as we possibly can.
    Thank you for your patience."


    Gee I wonder why??


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