CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Law enforcement in Mecklenburg County is taking a new approach to combating drunk drivers, by staking out parking lots of popular bars. The method, dubbed “Operation Safe Streets,” was launched by the county’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board last year. Statistics show there will be more drunk drivers on North Carolina roads on Thanksgiving than any other holiday, so officers are ramping up Operation Safe Streets starting Wednesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of personal items pulled off of local grave markers were strewn on a tarp, ready to be thrown out Monday night. A sign outside Lakeland Memorial Park states they reserve the right to remove "unsightly" arrangements. A spokesperson for the park did not clarify why the large number of items, many of which had been on grave markers for decades, was suddenly removed. “I go out there and everything's gone,” Kaylee Starnes said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte second-grader with a goal of raising $150 to feed the homeless ended up with more than $1,500 in donations. Alex Fisher used the money to purchase and assemble Thanksgiving boxes for the Charlotte Rescue Mission. “I just thought it would be nice to do Thanksgiving food boxes for people in need,” the 7-year-old said. “I want other people to have a happy Thanksgiving.”Alex’s parents, Lisa and James, say their daughter came to them with the idea.
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".