WAVES, N.C. (WAVY) — A camera missing for almost a year now is back in the hands of its owner, thanks to an honest man from Chesapeake and Facebook. The story starts in August of 2016, when Justin Walker and his family went for a vacation in the Outer Banks. Walker went for a swim with his GoPro on his head and before he knew it, it was gone. “A wave swept over me and knocked me off the boogie board,” said Walker.
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A local company is finding a way to say thank you to a local Vietnam veteran. Vincent McVicker is 73 years old. The roof of his home is almost the same age. Like so many of our veterans, McVicker suffers from PTSD. “It’s a hard thing going to war,” he said. Herb Paynter Jr., of Colony Construction and Home Improvements Inc., says the last thing McVicker should worry about is a roof over his head. “We want to make sure he has a good dry bed to lay on,” Paynter said.
VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach teenager is coming to the rescue of a local fire department in the form of burn bags and he is lighting a fire of community service to help your neighbors who have lost their homes. Brett Shepler, 17, delivered 50 bags to the Oceana Volunteer Fire Department at Station 8 on Thursday. Shepler calls them “burn out bags,” which he filled with personal hygiene items and other things to help a family recover after a devastating fire.
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".