RALEIGH (WNCN) — Pork, or earmarks, are always in the state budget. They’re used to fund nonprofit groups, revitalization efforts and other initiatives. But they only go to certain communities. That usually means the communities represented by a member of the party in power. Democrats are arguing the $23 billion budget just approved by the Republican-controlled legislature goes too far. The governor’s Office sent CBS North Carolina a list of earmarks.
MACCLESFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) – An Edgecombe County woman says the cemetery she cares for has become a dumping ground. “Desecration of the place where the dead is,” Peggy Hart, Bullock Cemetery caretaker said. Hart showed CBS North Carolina around the Bullock Cemetery. It’s a relatively small piece of land nestled between woods and farmland off Otter Creek Church Road. Hart said someone has been dumping their garbage on the tree line around the grounds.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Cumberland County Board of Health officially accepted Director Buck Wilson’s resignation Tuesday evening. After eight years in the post, Wilson emailed his resignation to county commissioners last week. “He’s done a fantastic job,” board member Connette McMahon, MD, said. Board members declined to tell CBS North Carolina the reason behind Wilson’s resignation. They said it was unsolicited.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".