In 2009, frustrated with what he saw as the limited opportunities for local bands in the Huntington area, Ian Thornton had a thought no doubt countless other music lovers have had: “I said, ‘Screw it. Let’s do a music festival.’”The difference between Thornton and all of those countless others is, he actually did it.
Note: The following guest commentary was submitted to the Citizen-Times by former Roberson basketball standout and Asheville High girls varsity coach Maria Young:In April of 2009, I, Maria Young signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. The seats in the gymnasium at TC Roberson High School in Asheville, NC were filled with my family and friends as we all shared this incredible achievement.
We’ve all seen birds’ nests. We’ve all seen cellphone towers. But Jeanne Smith noticed a birds’ nest on top of a cellphone tower, nestled (you might say) about 10 stories in the air, across from the Dairy Queen, in Montgomery. And she was concerned. So a few weeks ago, when the Gazette-Mail features department asked readers to send in questions for our new series, What Do You Want to Know?, Jeanne was ready with her question.
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".