ASHEVILLE - Duke Energy has bought 3.8 acres on the edge of downtown, paying $7.4 million for the property the electric utility wants to use for a substation to power the growing needs of the city. Duke made the purchase Wednesday of the land, a former car dealership on Patton and Clingman avenues, according to county property records. The sellers, members of the Meeker family, had owned it for nearly four decades. In all, the deal involved nine parcels located on the western edge of downtown.
ASHEVILLE - Residents will get to vote Nov. 7 on whether to divide the City Council into districts — or if the governing body should stay as it is, with council members elected by all city residents. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the question on the ballot, a move that appears to fly in the face of a new state law mandating the change to districts by 2019.
Following the noon Friday filing deadline, candidates are now set for this fall's races for Asheville mayor, City Council and other municipal elections in Buncombe County. Four people, including incumbent Esther Manheimer, will compete in a mayoral primary. The newest to file were former Asheville Housing Authority board chairman Jonathan Glover and 2013 candidate and former occupy protester Martin Ramsey who both signed up Friday.
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".