Parts of the Pisgah National Forest are being evacuated along U.S. 276 near Sliding Rock, according to a spokesperson for the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office could not give any further comment, but confirmed that the forest was being evacuated Saturday afternoon. The area of evacuation is unclear at this time but includes at least the stretch of highway between the Cradle of Forestry and Sliding Rock.
Early Friday morning, Asheville's busking community lost one of its own. Alex Berkow, 33, who went by Alex the Super Juggler on the sidewalks of downtown, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Smokey Park Highway. The street performer was known for appearances in his floppy red-and-white striped hat and his love for entertaining crowds downtown. He could often be found at the corner of College and Haywood streets — or over in Pack Square — with an assortment of items in front of him.
ASHEVILLE — Shortly before 5 a.m. Friday morning, the Asheville Police Department responded to the intersection of Brookside Circle and Smoky Park Highway after reports of a traffic crash. APD Public Information Officer Christina Hallingse wrote in a statement that a single vehicle crash had occurred, in which a motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and onto the roadway. A second vehicle, traveling west on Smokey Park Highway, then struck the motorcyclist.
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".