BURKE COUNTY, N.C. -- The family is devastated by the loss of their 4-year-old son. The tight-knit family spoke with NBC Charlotte to remember Brayden, who is remembered for making people smile. “He was a sweet boy,” said his father Bryant. “Always happy, always smiling.”“He had a smile that could light up the room,” Bryant added. “That was our baby and he means everything” said Alessia, his mother.
SHELBY, N.C. -- Margaret Cook's home in Shelby has plenty of guests this holiday season: hundreds, in fact! "When my friends come over, they are surprised that there are as many variations of them as there are," Cook said. Cook served as a USO Hostess during WWII, often helping soldiers. It was during that time she learned that soldiers stationed near Germany would buy Nutcrackers to bring home for their parents and friends.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the name Sprinkle, he was born to forecast the weather, but on Thursday NBC Charlotte's Larry Sprinkle let Ben Shoniker, a local 12-year-old boy, try out the Weather Center. "Wow!" said Shoniker. "Thank you." "He's an exuberant kid, life means so much to him." said Sprinkle. "And we can all learn from that. "There's no better compliment in life than the appreciation you get from people who respond that way."
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".