CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina first warned school districts across the state in May of 2011 that a specific model of school bus could potentially catch fire. The NC Department of Instruction Transportation Division released a statement Friday saying the 2011 report warned of potential fires on CAT 3126 Freightliner Thomas Built buses, and ordered inspections and repairs if frayed wiring was discovered.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Some parents of CMS students are concerned after a second fire on a CMS bus in the past month. In both cases, the bus was a Thomas CAT 3126 model and investigators have not determined a cause for either fire. In the fire last Tuesday and in the fire on October 19, the fires appeared to start for no obvious reason in the engine compartments.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The city of Charlotte is hoping a new branding effort will help draw business and visitors to the Queen City. As every queen must have a crown, the somewhat familiar symbol of a crown will be incorporated into the new city logo. The crown symbol is already in use on the city’s rollout trash cans and on some city street signs. The crown symbol made a debut of sorts Wednesday at the opening of the National League of Cities convention where it is part of the logo.
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".