- Richard brewer is quick to tell you his dog, Anka, saved his life. “I felt society had just tossed me aside and I couldn’t find my way,” Brewer said. Brewer, a Marine Corps veteran wounded in an attack, says he reached a very low point, after he was out of the service, when he tried to kill himself. “I took her (Anka) and she needed me but unbeknownst, I needed her more,” Brewer said. He rescued Anka from the pound, and she gave him a reason to live. “She kind of redefined my life.
- Volunteers from the Home Depot in Cornelius are getting results for a Vietnam veteran in southwest Charlotte by rebuilding his deck. Richard Moore is a proud Vietnam Air Force veteran, but that wasn’t always the case. “It’s only been in the last ten years that I would even tell anybody I was in the service or wear a hat because it just didn’t feel right. Now you feel more accepted,” Moore said. He says times have changed.
- A retired couple’s top of the line travel bus went up in flames Thursday evening at a rest area off I-77 in Iredell County. “Every time I give it the gas a lot of smoke was coming out of it, and I noticed something wasn’t right,” Gene Yost said. Gene and his wife Sara, snowbirds from Pennsylvania were on their way to Florida when smoke started billowing from the back of their travel bus. They pulled over near the Troutman exit in Iredell County at a rest stop to get help Thursday afternoon.
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".