Fifty-six years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited a Rocky Mount school gymnasium and delivered a speech that would become his iconic “I have a dream” speech. Now the city is partnering with a N.C. State University professor to recreate the event in honor of Black History Month. “Continuing to celebrate and educate our community about the significance of Dr. King’s visit to Rocky Mount is imperative,” said Rocky Mount recreation services supervisor Sheila Long.
Whether facing a house fire, an assault or a heart attack, Americans can dial just three digits for help. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Friday was the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, and local officials took the time to celebrate the evolution of emergency services. “Looking at where we were when I started, if you told me we would have all the technology we have today, I don’t know if I would have believed you,” said Wilson County 911 Center Assistant Director Jeff Williford.
The first week of filing for the May primaries included a number of incumbents as well as some political newcomers. As far as Wilson’s representatives in Washington, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, had not filed for re-election as of Friday, but newcomer Roger Allison of Durham submitted his paperwork Tuesday to represent the 1st Congressional District. Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Rep. George Holding from Raleigh will face Allen Chesser from Louisburg to represent the 2nd District.
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".