It had been a fairly quiet summer. There were some issues that groups like Samaritans Purse responded to, but nothing out of the norm for most of the summer. Then Hurricane Harvey hit. Then Irma showed up - and is now well on its way to being a storm to remember. "We have a lot on our plate now," said Rich Peevy, who is heading up the international side of the hurricane relief at Samaritan's Purse. An operations center has been set up to monitor what Hurricane Irma leaves in its path.
It has been 17 years since 9-year-old Asha Degree disappeared from her home near Highway 18 between Fallston and Shelby. Investigators have never stopped working the case, says Sheriff Alan Norman. "This is not a cold case," Norman said. In fact, he added, progress has been made, though he could not comment further on that. To help turn that progress into solid answers, a special FBI team has joined the effort.
More help is heading to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A load of supplies left the Hickory HSM Solutions building in Hickory late Tuesday afternoon destined for Port Lavaca, Texas. The small town of 12,000 people was not selected at random. It turns out a woman who grew up in Caldwell County lives there. Wendy Bumgardner, who lived in Sawmills and Lenoir, says she reached out to a man in Morganton after a Facebook post on a radio station's page.
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".