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Kanawha County Magistrate Julie Yeager abruptly resigned Thursday amid allegations she embezzled thousands of dollars from an organization aimed at improving the state’s magistrate court system. State Supreme Court Administrator Gary Johnson filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Yeager of stealing at least $14,000 from the West Virginia Magistrate Association, for which she served as treasurer.
A Charleston church whose history includes the first black Boy Scout troop, the beginnings of the historic Mattie V. Lee home and relocating during urban renewal will celebrate an anniversary this week. St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church will mark its 125th anniversary this weekend. “My church was a trailblazer in the black community here in Charleston,” Trustee Sharon Banks said.
Dollar General’s consideration of building a new store on Coal River Road outside St. Albans is drawing ire from some of the area residents. The store says it’s “in a due diligence phase” of considering putting a store at 366 Coal River Road, which, according to a Google Streetview look at the property, currently is surrounded by houses, countryside and trees.
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".