It seemed like a perfect time for a hike through the snow on that Sunday morning in December. Church had been canceled because of the weather, and Rebecca Clark’s yellow Lab, Ike, was itching to get outside. So Rebecca set out on foot from her home near the base of Glassy Mountain — the one near Pickens — with Ike wagging along beside her. They hiked about three miles to the top of the mountain and had started down the trail that leads to the bald rock face when Ike decided he wanted to run.
Not so long ago, Lake Conestee was jokingly referred to by locals as “Lake Co-Nasty” because of the abundance of noxious pollutants that had washed into it from the textile mills of Greenville and from the upstream sewer plant during the decades before the Clean Water Act. “It was basically a four-letter word,” said Dave Hargett, executive director of the Conestee Foundation. “You didn’t go there.”People do go there now – more than 100,000 of them a year.
Six years ago, I was assigned to write a Christmas story. Actually, I was assigned to write one seven years ago, and eight years ago, and so on, and was running out of ideas for a new way to tell the old story. Christmas at a nursing home; Christmas at the bus station; Christmas for families of soldiers headed to Afghanistan. Already done those. So I hopped in my car and started driving around, looking for the spirit of Christmas. I found myself riding through the poor side of town.
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".