Southern Grocers announced last week that bankruptcy issues will force the company to close 94 grocery stores across several states this year. Among those shutting their doors, are several Bi Lo stores in North Carolina. That will put a lot of people out of work, though state officials are hoping the growing economy will make it easier for those laid off to find work. There is also another issue that will result from the closings, the impact the stores have on their communities.
A major bridge that links Burke and Caldwell Counties over the Catawba River and Lake Rhodhiss will still be shut down this year, says the Department of Transportation (DOT), but not for as long as first expected. Castle Bridge, which was built in 1961, has issues with rust in the steel supports under the pavement. Officials say years of winter salt making its way into the support beams has caused deterioration to accelerate in recent years.
It was a January-like day across the mountains in North Carolina Wednesday. Temperatures were in the 20s, with gusty winds and intermittent snowfall. Main roads stayed clear, but there were some slick spots, and a few accidents reported in the area. two to three inches of snow fell by mid-morning. The biggest issue, it appeared, involved some campers on Grandfather Mountain.
@PhilCHeath@MollyGrantham@UNC Gotta be better than the note sent home about today’s B ball game. And as tough as it was for UNC fans, they can at least chant: “We’re not Virginia, We’re not Virginia...” but...well...still...
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".