- This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called for all the state's Confederate Monuments to be removed. Here in North Carolina, however, it's not that simple. "The challenge we have is the state legislature passed a law in 2015 prohibiting removal of Confederate Monuments," said Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts. "Clearly, on public property, and city and county land-- the monuments need to go," Roberts said. It's a statement she first brought up years ago, and one she continues to stand by.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still searching for a man accused of trying to force women into a car at gunpoint near Steele Creek Tuesday morning. According to CMPD, the suspect pulled up next to a woman who was running in the 1500 block of York Road about 7:48 a.m., pointed a gun at her, and demanded that she get into his vehicle. The woman was able to run to a safe location and call 911.
- A local woman is in disbelief after a nail salon denied her a pedicure service because of her weight. "It just it blew me out of the water," Tiffany Nelson said. "I was like, this is not okay...it's not okay to do this. It's not okay to body shame people or discriminate against anyone." Nelson had been going to QC Nails and Spa in Denver, NC for more than a year. "It was a monthly routine for my mom and I," she said.
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".