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5/10/2001
Harris Teeter's Wesley Walls Invitational Benefits United Way and Children's Miracle Network
CHARLOTTE, NC, May 10, 2001 --- Harris Teeter and Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Wesley Walls Celebrity Golf Invitational on Monday, May 14 at the NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. The tournament will raise funds for United Way and the Children's Miracle Network.

Tournament players will include Carolina Panther Wesley Walls, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, Frank Wycheck of the Tennessee Titans and former Panther Steve Beuerline. Media representatives will have the opportunity to talk to the players and take photographs beginning at 4:30 p.m.

"Harris Teeter and Coca-Cola selected the United Way and the Children's Miracle Network because of the outstanding work that they do on behalf of our communities," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter. "Community involvement is extremely important to Harris Teeter and to Coca Cola, and we are proud to be able to lend our support in this way."

Harris Teeter, Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is ranked as one of the top 50 largest supermarkets in the United States with 2000 sales of $2.3 billion. The grocery store chain employs about 15,500 people and has 161 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is the second largest Coca-Cola Bottler in the United States. The Company is a leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of soft drinks. With Corporate offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Company does business in eleven states, primarily in the Southeast. Coca-Cola Consolidated has one of the highest per capita soft drink consumption rates in the world and manages franchise territories with a consumer base of more than eighteen million people.