AMHERST — On the outskirts of the town of Amherst near Sunset Drive, hundreds of trees planted in 2015 recently received individual care from a group of volunteers as part of an Amherst tree buffer program project aimed at protecting county streams.The 575 trees native to Amherst County eventually will become a mature riparian buffer, a vegetated area next to a water resource, and protect 1,800 linear feet along two tributaries of Williams Creek.
A long-awaited environmental assessment of the Central Virginia Training Center property identified several sites on the 300-plus-acre campus in need of remediation, with potential costs of up to $569,000 for that effort.The 1,200-page report, released this month by the Virginia Department of General Services, recommends oversight by the Department of Environmental Quality’s Voluntary Remediation Program for the cleanup of sites that include a four-acre sanitary landfill that operated from...
Amherst County officials hosted a grand opening of a recent addition to the county administration building last week, giving residents a chance to see the new public meeting room and increased space for the Department of Social Services.Susan Mays, director of social services, thanked the Board of Supervisors and her staff for the new space.Mays said with construction completed, the department has an additional 5,000 square feet, in addition to the more than 7,000 square feet already in use....
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".