Joel Branscom, Botetourt County commonwealth's attorney, was elected to a judgeship by the Virginia General Assembly Tuesday.Branscom will serve an eight-year term starting Feb. 1, succeeding retired Circuit Judge Malfourd “Bo” Trumbo in the 25th Judicial Circuit, encompassing Bath, Alleghany, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Augusta, Craig and Highland counties.
Rockbridge County's superintendent of schools and the principal of Natural Bridge Elementary School apologized to parents after an anonymous survey asked students personal questions about their home life.The survey was given Jan. 2 to every grade level at the 277-student school and included questions about whether students lived with both of their parents, whether one of their parents was in jail, or if they attended church regularly.The surveys were administered during the school day and...
The Buchanan Town Council appointed local resident Craig Bryant as mayor at their Tuesday night meeting.Bryant currently serves as the patient transportation coordinator for Carilion Clinic and as the volunteer fire chief for Buchanan.Bryant will be taking over as mayor following former Mayor Larry Hall’s resignation, which took effect Dec. 1. Hall announced his resignation at the Nov. 27 town council meeting to the shock of the other council members.
@annapolovick I'm reading a book sort of about this right now! It's called Truevine, and is about two black albino boys from Roanoke who were exploited by the circus (and eventually the Barnum and Bailey circus specifically). Highly recommend.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".