For 32 years, The Charlotte Observer has worked with charities in our region to determine their needs and then published those for our readers during the holiday season. We received more than 175 submissions from agencies in 10 counties this year. We will update this list through the holiday season. To have your group added, click here. UPDATED 11/20/2017. - For this guide, the Observer collected updated donation and volunteer needs for agencies from across the Charlotte region.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responds to some 90,000 incidents a year, ranging from reports of rape and assault to vandalism and drug violations. Here are calls reported to CMPD from Nov. 8 to Nov. 13. Click on an icon or use the search tool for more information. This map is updated weekly. NOTE: Addresses are shown as hundred block locations and not exact addresses.
Democrat Vi Lyles won the race to be Charlotte’s next mayor by capturing 59 percent of the vote and a large swath of the city’s precincts. But the precincts won by Republican Kenny Smith saw some of the highest voter turnout, election data show. Thirty percent of voters turned out in the precincts Smith captured. These precincts were largely relegated to south Charlotte. About 17 percent of voters turned out in the precincts Lyles won.
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".