Republican congressional candidate H. Powell Dew Jr. would have a difficult time defending his Mountain Dew-inspired campaign logo against a trademark infringement claim, according to a University of North Carolina law professor. Deborah R. Gerhardt, an associate professor who specializes in copyright, trademark and intellectual property law, said Dew’s familiar insignia would likely be found to infringe upon Pepsico’s trademark for Mountain Dew if the beverage giant took the case to court.
A state trooper fired his gun at a Wilson driver accused of accelerating toward him after being cornered during a Friday night chase. The N.C. Highway Patrol said Trooper Francisco Munoz tried to stop a 2002 Suzuki SUV around 10:47 p.m. on Ward Boulevard because its driver, 21-year-old Tyre Lashon Thorne of Wilson, was not wearing a seat belt. Thorne, who was driving on a revoked license, led Munoz on a chase through Wilson city streets at speeds of up to 70 mph, according to Trooper C.E.
CASTALIA — A Wilson County man and woman face felony drug charges after authorities say a search of their pickup truck turned up cocaine, crystal meth and prescription pills Monday in northern Nash County. Members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force stopped a white Ford F-150 extended cab pickup with a fictitious license plate on Red Bud Road near N.C. 58 north of Castalia, according to Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.
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".