YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A tractor-trailer hit a concrete median in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 early Wednesday morning, spilling thousands of batteries across the highway near Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill. Officials said the impact with the median wall was so violent that it sheared off the side of the trailer, spilling 3,000 to 4,000 AA batteries. The batteries were scattered across the interstate in both directions, backing up traffic for miles. The debris from the median damaged three cars.
Channel 9 discovered 51 drivers illegally blew past stopped school buses in Cabarrus County every day in 2016. This year, there are 35 violations each day. [LINK: Rules for when you approach a school bus]Natalie Wensil said a driver sped past her the other day when she was helping her son board the bus. Her kindergartner has special needs. "People are careless and they don't realize, with little ones, anything can happen in an instant," Wensil said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - New research at UNC Charlotte has revealed there are more mosquitoes in Charlotte's poorer neighborhoods compared to its wealthier ones. Graduate student Ari Whiteman is leading the research team that trapped more than 4,000 mosquitoes over the summer. Through preliminary data findings, Whiteman discovered there were more mosquitoes in the city's low-income areas. Some of the highest concentrations of mosquitoes were found along the North Tryon/Sugar Creek corridor.
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".