A Norfolk man thought he was going out on his raft for just a few minutes on the Chesapeake Bay, but a few minutes turned into 24 hours. “All I thought about is, ‘I don’t want to die out here,’” said 49-year-old Wes Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker got caught in the current, before washing up on shore. He couldn't believe something that he loves so much, the Chesapeake Bay, almost killed him.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Portsmouth has a new Arts District which is expected to attract more visitors but businesses say what it won't attract is more stores and restaurants. The district runs from the waterfront, down High Street, to Elm Street. There are dozens of businesses that will find themselves in the direct path of increased foot traffic, but they say art can only do so much. They would like the city to start offering tax incentives to entice new businesses.
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- More than 100 middle school girls are learning how to be entrepreneurs at Old Dominion University this week. “I’m thinking about doing my own stationary for people who have jobs or in offices or things like that,” said 10-year-old Mya Mccollum-Trueselle. The non-profit camp, Envision Lead Grow, is providing students like Mya with the confidence and knowledge to achieve their dreams.
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".