Held every summer in the New River Gorge, HomoClimbtastic bills itself as the world’s largest LGBT climbing convention. The event, which is in its 10th year, has made its home in Fayetteville due to town’s climbing-friendly background as well as the supportive nature of the residents. The climbers vary in a wide range of skills, backgrounds and sexual orientation.
Fifty years ago this summer the Beatles released their masterpiece “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which quickly became a soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” Last weekend, the mountains of the New River Gorge became the new Haight-Ashbury for the Summer of Love 2017. Millennials loaded into cars, vans and buses to hear live music, just as their grandparents may have done 50 years earlier.
Kudzu, an invasive plant, was introduced from Japan into the United States at the Japanese pavilion in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, according to Smithsonian magazine. During the 1930s, the Soil Conservation Service grew more than 70 million kudzu seedlings in nurseries in an effort to battle dust storm erosion to southern farms. The service paid $8 an acre to anyone willing to plant the vine, according to the magazine.
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".