Every Monday night, from 7 to 9 p.m., harmonious voices are occasionally interrupted by explosions of laughter filling the sanctuary at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius. Charles Morrow, music director for the Community Singers of Lake Norman, is trying to get some emotion from the chorus. Working on the song “A Wink and A Smile,” Morrow was urging the singers to think about the excitement of a first date when they sing. “Anybody here have a good first date story?” he asked.
For most freshman, the first year of high school can be intimidating and somewhat scary, but for those who join in the Lake Norman High School Marching Wildcats band camp, the experience is more like coming home to a new family. Braving heat indexes of over 100 degrees on Aug. 17, band members learned the formations and paces to go with the music.
The woods and fields of the Historic Latta Plantation echoed with the sounds of gunfire, rebel yells and shouts as skirmishes broke out. Forty-three recruits attending the Civil War Camp were re-enacting the Bloody Lane battle in 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Va., pitting the 2nd N.C. Union Troops against the 53rd N.C. Confederate battalion. Matthew Waisner, site director and commander for the camp in Huntersville, said, “These kids do better than most re-enactors.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".