A tropical storm warning remains in effect Monday for much of the North Carolina coast as Hurricane Maria churns the Atlantic 350 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras. The warning – which means tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours – covers the coast from Cape Lookout to Duck, including the vast Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. Cape Lookout is on the state’s central coast while Duck is on the northern Outer Banks.
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse that crossed the heart of South Carolina, filling hotels from Greenville to Charleston, became the state’s largest tourist event on record. About 1.6 million people traveled to or within the state to see the eclipse, the state Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism said this week. Hotel bookings and other travel spending left an estimated $269 million economic impact.
Take it as a last warning or a business opportunity: Mecklenburg County has created a searchable map of properties the county could foreclose on and sell for past-due taxes. Notices went out to 1,641 property owners on Sept. 12 to let them know their homes or businesses are shown on the foreclosure map, which is intended to find bidders for the properties. Want to keep your property? Pay your taxes in full.
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".