A new children's book by an Accomack County author is already a bestseller — and it won't even be released until next month. The author and illustrator, Vashti Harrison, 29, grew up in Onley and is a 2006 graduate of Nandua High School. "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" is her first book. This week it was listed on Amazon.com as the No. 1 best seller in children's multicultural biographies.
The Eastern Shore News for its 57th year is sponsoring the Bank of Cheer fund drive to provide food and other necessities to local families in need this holiday season. Just about everyone who has ever worked at the Eastern Shore News has had the experience of walking into a home — often one with little in the way of comfort — on a cold December day, holding a heavy box filled with food and other items.
A famous Chincoteague decoy carver's workshop is being moved from his former home to the grounds of the Museum of Chincoteague Island, where it will be restored and become a permanent exhibit. The first of four sections of the building was transported Tuesday from Miles Hancock's former home off Deep Hole Road on Chincoteague to the museum — a distance of a little over a mile. Chincoteague contractor Drew Jorgensen was selected to oversee the project, after several bids were received.
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".