‘Kids these days’ is a phrase often spoken with a sigh and accompanied with eye rolls, but these particular kids on this particular day, make the world proud. A group of about eight kids who live on Amanda Lane in Rock Hill decided they’d like to raise their own money for school supplies instead of asking their parents to foot the bill. So, with the help of their neighbor, Tabetha, they set up a stand and squeezed enough lemons to hydrate an army.
The trend is popping up all over the country - people gathering flat rocks and painting them with messages of inspiration and leaving them for others to find. Groups all over the Charlotte area are spreading positivity using these painted rocks. We met with a Huntersville woman who told us why she started a group there.
While most people who’ve lived eight decades have long since retired to a lounge chair or fishing boat, Gerald Vaughn of Charlotte is still blazing senior trails with his monster shot put throw. With arms that look like cannons, his 6’3"-tall body can hurl a six-pound shot put farther than most people his age can throw a baseball. In 2016 he was ranked second in the United States in his age group. “I work out three or four days a week.
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".