NORFOLKAt Gray’s Pharmacy, it wasn’t unusual to see students and professors hunkered down in a row near the lunch counter, books spread across the tables.Helen McCullough, an employee, once resorted to posting a handwritten message: “During Lunch Rush. 11:30-1:30 Tables Are For Meals Only. Study Hall Will Resume at 1:30. Thanx.
NORFOLKA downtown record store with a long history in Norfolk won’t be spinning much longer.The Groove Record Shop announced it will be closing its doors in a Facebook post Friday. “It has been our pleasure to serve and get to know all of you. But, we are going out with a BANG. Starting today and going through next Thursday everything is on sale at fantastic prices including: records, accessories, equipment and even fixtures. Be sure to stop in if only to say farewell.
NORFOLKSharon Kidd sat behind a circulation desk at Perry Library, wearing a fuzzy blanket as a cape and staring through her computer screen.Maybe she was numbed by the air-conditioning blowing overhead, or the 17 years she’s “stuck it out” on staff at the Old Dominion University institution. But she had the flat temperament of someone who has heard it all. “Some say, ‘I don’t remember checking this book out,’ ” she said on a recent August day.
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".