Friday marked the 28th annual Morrison Competition at the Foothills Arts Council with Tory Casey taking Best in Show. Candice Brown of Wanderlust Gallery served as judge. “I’ll Huff, and I’ll Puff, and I’ll Blow your House Down” created a stir among visitors during the opening reception of the contest with a consistent crowd of viewers expressing delight over the politically-influenced image painted with acrylic on canvas. “This piece creates dialogue in spades,” said Brown.
As the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival once again approaches, it is, for me, a time of reflection. One of the reasons we chose Elkin was because of the pumpkin festival. When not living at the North Pole, I lived in a land where Pumpkin is King. They actually have a pumpkin tower topped by a crown-wearing pumpkin. Many of us from that small town make it a point to stop at that tower each year to take a photo, especially when visiting with someone new.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month leading to an expansion of the many programs offered through the Elkin and Jonesville public libraries. “Library cards allow access to an unlimited amount of information, both print and online, inside the library and outside of the library,” said Martha Smith, head librarian at the Elkin Public Library.
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".