Mike McHugh Editor’s Note: The First Responders Friday series is a weekly feature focusing on the men and women in law enforcement, emergency services and fire services who serve in our community every day.Name: James Lawrence Smallwood IIIAge: 51Years served total: 15 years as a law enforcement officer, all with the Jacksonville Police Department.Rank or title: Corporal in the JPD Traffic DivisionWhat made you decide on this career path? I am from long line of police officers, with family...
Mike McHugh The votes have been cast but now they’re official.Onslow County Board of Election officials conducted the official canvass of the Nov. 7 Municipal Election, certifying the votes and validating the process during a formal meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Friday at the board's office in Georgetown.Director Rose Whitehurst was joined by OCBOE Chairwoman Sharon Brown and board member Jimmy Harris with board member William Shanahan participating via telephone.The canvass certified the...
Mike McHugh A traffic wreck involving two Marine 7-ton vehicles attached to the Marine Aircraft Group 14 resulted in minor traffic disruptions Thursday morning in Jacksonville.The two vehicles were following in tandem when one vehicle rear ended the other in the westbound lanes of N.C. 24 before the railroad crossing near the entrance to the Piney Green Shopping Center, according to N.C Highway Patrol Trooper Cross.Highway Patrol responded to the scene at 10:44 a.m. after which the roadway’s...
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'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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