Motorcycle racing has been in Willie Nash’s blood since he was a kid. Now 38, the Amherst native balances a full-time job at Glad Manufacturing Corporation with the sport that takes him to competitions at different race tracks along the East Coast.“I’ve always liked motorcycles since I was little,” Nash said. “… I’ve [ridden] all my life.”Nash said he first experienced the draw to motorcycles as a kid watching the competitions on TV.
“Where are you from?”“Upstate New York.”“How did you wind up here?”I can’t say how many times I’ve tried to answer that question in a place so far south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but what I can say is Amherst, you’ve been good to me and it’s been a privilege telling your stories.Before I started reporting in the county that now means so much to me, the signs along U.S. 29 indicating Amherst attractions and restaurants simply meant my 10-hour trek from Little Falls, New York to Lynchburg was...
In honor of military and law enforcement service dogs, Nicole Burnett and her family are celebrating National K-9 Veterans Day with a drive for pet food and supplies.This year National K-9 Veterans Day falls on March 13, and on that day Madison Heights resident Burnett and her sons, David Wagner and Landon Crance, will take all donations to the Humane Society of Amherst County.“We’re doing it in memory of K-9s who have served, military, police, everything,” Burnett said.Collection buckets...
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
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".