Every day Plaza Midwood's walkable business district attracts Charlotteans from across the city to explore Central, Commonwealth and Pecan avenues. The local shops along the main strips include a tattoo parlor, guitar store, boutique clothing stores, a coffee shop, multiple pizza joints and various restaurants ranging from Caribbean to pub-style menus. In recent years, foot traffic in Plaza Midwood has been on the rise, and local business owners like it that way.
Imagine for a moment that you're at a concert in Charlotte at one of any number of small-to-midsize venues that don't explicitly prohibit guns inside by posting a sign at the door. Shots ring out at the other side of the venue, some disagreement near the bar that escalated far too quickly. You instinctively move toward the exit to get away.
Editorial: A progressive city that isn't nearly as progressive as we thoughtPictured Above: Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church, prays at a rally against LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances before Monday's meeting. Behind him stands anti-LGBT street preacher Flip Benham. Harris' predecessor, Charles Page, had also spoken out against similar protections debated and rejected by Charlotte City Council in 1992. [Ed.
@parkercains@crjeterjr It’s a shame that the rich get richer off public monies, do something wrong, make money off a sale, then a new billlionaire comes along and gets many more millions for private enterprise... when people are starving and sleeping on the streets.
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".