CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Residents in the Carolinas should be prepared for more tick encounters, according to experts. The overall increase in the tick population is pretty complex because it starts with acorns. More acorns mean more deer and more deer means more ticks. “One tick can transmit five different viruses,” said entomologist Gretchen Pettis. Channel 9 went out with Pettis on a tick sweep. She said the warm, wet weather is bring out more wildlife and the ticks are having a feeding frenzy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A group of 14-year-old Providence Day students in Charlotte is a step away from earning national recognition for its efforts in stopping the spread of wildfires. The Charger Fire team is one of five groups selected nationwide that will compete for the eCybermission science and technology honor in Washington next month. Nandita Balaji can still remember the smoke-covered skies over Charlotte in November from wildfires to the west in the mountains.
CONCORD, N.C. - Joey Logano takes the Checkered Flag at the Nascar Sprint All-Star race Saturday night. Fans from all 50 states, 25 foreign countries, representing 4100 cities worldwide are in the Charlotte region for the next ten days of thunder. "Truly this is the most international spotlight that Charlotte hosts on a regular basis," says Scott Cooper, of Charlotte Motor Speedway. The massive NASCAR event often brings fans for several days at a time year after year.
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".