Representatives from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park said 2017 was another record year for visitation with more than 11 million people visiting the park. New numbers released by the national park showed the Smokies as the most visited national park, with more people coming in 2017 than in any year before. In 2017, 11.34 million people came into the park, slightly more than 2016's record year of 11.31 million.
When the weather turns cold, some folks get excited to see snow—especially people from even further south who want to see it for the first time. Park rangers at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park said a safe trip starts with planning. Rangers said a lot of visitors to the park simply don't have the equipment that can handle weather as brutal as this week's low temperatures. That's why the Guidry family said they planned ahead for their first trip to the Smokies.
Tanger Outlets in Sevierville was hectic with shoppers looking for last-minute deals on holiday shopping Thursday. Parking lots were crowded, with spots filled as soon as they were vacated by vehicles looking to exit the outlets. Angela Harness with Tanger Outlets assured shoppers that inventory was stocked, but people should bring their patience to the stores. "Every day, stores get a shipment, and we're open every day until Christmas," Harness said.
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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
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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".