CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Parents can weigh in Tuesday night on changes to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' suspension policy, which encourages schools to find other ways to punish students so that they can stay in class and learn. Children as young as five are being suspended from school for things like disrupting classrooms and bringing weapons to class. On Tuesday, board members will listen to parents who want to find other ways to punish students.
MONROE, N.C. - Watinia Goforth still thinks about Oxana, a child she was in the process of adopting in 2012 right before Russia banned Americans from doing so. Oxana was 18 months old at the time and would have been Goforth's first child. [PAST COVERAGE: Police officer asks for help after Russian adoption ban]Goforth doesn’t know where Oxana, who is 6 years old now, is. "You feel like you got to fight for her," Goforth said. In 2012, Goforth said and her husband traveled to Russia to meet Oxana.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A massive three-alarm fire overnight at an east Charlotte apartment complex was intentionally set, the Charlotte Fire Department said. Authorities have not said if anyone has been taken into custody or exactly what started the fire that forced more than 130 people and pets out of their homes, WSOC reported. The fire started around 1 a.m. at the Woodscape Apartments on Farm Pond Lane.
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".