It’s a different kind of Christmas season at Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk.While pastors and congregation members eagerly await the celebration of the Christ child’s birth, their attentions also are focused on the mixed emotions that often accompany a move to a new place.This year Northern Heights will celebrate its final Christmas in a building that has served as the scene of weddings, funerals and other memorable occasions for more than 40 years.
Carol Schaffer took two vacation days from her job this week.But don’t think for a moment the Norfolk woman spent her time off sitting idle at home.She was one of about 12 volunteers who arrived at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to help prepare food boxes for the Norfolk Area Good Neighbors’ distribution day. “It’s a stressful time of the year, so if you can help in any little bit, it’s good,” Schaffer said of why she volunteers.
Behavioral Health Specialists will offer a walk-in clinic for behavioral and addiction services in Norfolk on Wednesday, Dec. 20.Dr. Connie Petersen, director of outpatient clinical services at Behavioral Health Specialists, said the walk-in will be the first of its kind in the community of Norfolk. The event will allow any individual in need of mental health or addiction services to come in to receive help without the need for making an appointment.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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
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