ASHEVILLE — Amid a nationwide shortage of Christmas trees attributed to the economic recession of the late 2000s, several Western North Carolina tree farms are reporting price increases up to 10 percent this year. "There were a lot of tree growers that went out of business (during the recession)," Dee Clark, owner of C&G Nursery in Newland, said Tuesday. "That leads to an overall shortage across the industry. "So, with demand exceeding supply, that’s going to lead to price increases."
ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County's Tourism Development Authority is reviewing a grant it provided to an area church after a constitutional watchdog organization argued this week the funding violates the law. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation called on the TDA on Monday to rescind a $72,500 grant it made last month to the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville.
ASHEVILLE — Asheville's U.S. Cellular Center will take center court next year as a venue for the Fed Cup, the world's largest annual women's team tennis tournament. The United States Tennis Association said Tuesday that Asheville has been selected as the site for first round World Group action between the U.S. team and the Netherlands, Feb. 10-11. Tuesday's announcement was a joint venture between USTA, the venue, Explore Asheville and the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission.
FWIW: Here is the Nov. 23, 1963 front of the @Asheville Citizen, the day after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Evangelist Billy Graham called it "the most tragic day in American history since Lincoln was shot 98 years ago." https://t.co/TGUjNQif0E
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".