CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A viewer sent NBC Charlotte a chilling photo of what he says is a snake skin that is longer than 13 feet. We spoke to the man himself, as well as a snake expert to see what they had to say. Doug Smith, of Union County, had a crew cleaning up around his dock on the lake near Marshville when they came across this nearly 14-foot snake skin. "They called me, I reminded them there's no drugs or alcohol permitted during work hours," Smith said.
From a teenager on Musicly, to a teacher with a cool handshake on Facebook, or one well crafted tweet, Social media has a way of turning regular people into overnight stars. For most people, the fans fade as quickly as they appear but some Charlotte residents are showing their star power with a loyal legion of fans that are translating to big opportunities. And we're not just talking about Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton. Reagan and Madison Ibach are two of Charlotte's youngest social media stars.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many parents feel like texting is the only way to get through to their kids. So we asked nationally recognized 'tween' expert, Michelle Icard. “Surprisingly, when you're in your car, it’s a great time to talk to your kids because you're not making eye contact," Icard says. No eye contact means less pressure. A good idea, considering research shows that kids have difficulty reading facial expressions. Icard suggests applying the “Botox-brow technique."
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".