What's the perfect gift for the book lover who has everything? A new set of wheels — with 2,000 volumes on board. Just in time for Christmas, the new Pitt County Bookmobile has arrived at Sheppard Memorial Library. Patrons can check out the new vehicle on Saturday when it makes its debut at Winterville and Greenville Christmas parades. The 2017 custom-built bus made a quiet entrance into town Dec. 1, surprising some library-goers when it rolled up outside Sheppard's main library.
Editor’s note: Some names have been changed to protect the identities of domestic violence survivors and their families. Just after Thanksgiving, presents started piling up at Tammy’s house, big packages and small ones, waiting to be wrapped. They are gifts for children with the odds stacked against them, whose mother escaped domestic violence with only the three of them and the clothes they were wearing.
Izzy was the first child a social worker ever placed in Celeste Harris' arms. It was April of 2014 when she and her husband, Todd, were finishing their foster parent training. At the last class meeting, one of the social workers received a call from Child Protective Services about a 1-year-old who had just been taken into custody. When the woman returned to the room with the child, Celeste held out her arms.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".