Christian joined WBTV in February 2016 as our Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties reporter - and Charlotte weekend reporter - after working at KTAL in Shreveport, LA. While in Shreveport, he was able to get a lot of practice covering crime and breaking news.
If you go to one of the lakes in the area for Memorial Day, chances are you will be surrounded by boaters. That's why officers are asking you to be extra careful. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Memorial Day is one of the busiest days of the year for lakes. Cody Walker is an officer with the department, and he said accidents are more likely to happen on days like this.
When Richard Bosquez III worked at Heritage Oaks Assisted Living as a maintenance worker, he said residents there would come up to him almost every day saying they felt sick. That's when he noticed the living conditions of the facility. "I've seen mold, I've seen bed bugs, I've seen mildew," Bosquez said. Bosquez was laid off from the facility last week, but before that he, as well as others, filed complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services.
On Saturday, Ramsey Creek Beach opened for the first time this summer season, and much to the delight of beachgoers and neighbors, it was not as crowded as opening day in 2016. Last year, overcrowding was an issue, as the public beach opened for the first time ever. Beach visitors began parking in nearby neighborhoods, forcing park rangers to put up "No Parking" signs at these neighborhoods' entrances.
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".