Having once lived in a part of the country where snow is measured in feet rather than inches — in parts of Michigan, the state puts poles next to secondary roads so plows can find them after big lake-effect storms — I have to admit feeling a little smug Tuesday night watching Gov. Roy Cooper give a weather update.The governor had just arrived at the DOT yard off Cherry Street after eyeballing a fleet of brine trucks in Yadkin County earlier in the afternoon.
On any other Sunday other than this most recent one, a 911 call seeking help for a suicidal man found in a parking lot would never have been placed. The outcome almost certainly would have been much different.I know this because I’m the one who called.Not long after sunset, a half-dozen or so people started arriving at Ken’s Bike Shop to watch a computer stream of a race in Nevada on a big-screen TV.Any other Sunday, the store would have been closed and the parking lot dark.
One look at the pictures tells a large part of the story of Joseph “Bobo” Brown.He is sitting in the pits at Bowman Gray Stadium on a random summer afternoon in 2015.In one, he’s resting on a black Modified racecar. In a second, he’s under the car, deep in concentration, with the traces of a grin spreading across his face. He looks content, happy, in that particular moment.“My dad raced pretty much everything, and I have, too.
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".