It will soon be summertime, which means we will be buying all things summer. Sunscreen chips, gardening supplies, and fresh fruits to take with us on the go. But are you getting your money's worth? NBC Charlotte did the legwork, the measuring, the counting, and the weighing to see if we’re really getting what we pay for this summer! First up? A bag of Kingsford charcoal. The bag says 7.7 pounds, but they lit our fire to the tune of eight-and-a-half pounds, over a half-pound in our favor.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The funny thing about insurance is you don't think about it until you need it. And that's the worst possible time to think about what coverage you have or should have had before disaster strikes. David Stollmack lives in Charlotte. He lived through Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the storm no one thought would hit Charlotte. "When we went to bed, all the forecasts were for the storm to keep moving up the coast. We thought we might get a little wind," Stollmack said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C -- It might creep you out to know that if you're in the ocean a shark is close. They’re in the shallows and the waves where you body surf. You can’t see them because they blend, but they are there. The Carolinas are number four on the list for most shark bites in the United States. A man on a pier at Myrtle Beach recently captured on video sharks in the surf and very close to the beach.
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".