CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte elementary school teacher is banning the fidget spinners but as an alternative, she is allowing her students to have a toe-tapping good time. In Cecilia Radmard's second grade classroom at Briarwood Academy, you'll find kids sitting on the floor, bouncing on yoga balls, shifting in wobbly stools and tapping oversized rubber bands. "The kids were flopping out of their seats, they were moving and they were moving no matter what," Radmard said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte is the place to play, but according to the new county health director, all that fun people have at the city's sporting events, bars and clubs, is contributing to the city's high HIV rate. Gibbie Harris, the new director of Mecklenburg County's Health Department, told the county's board of commissioners at a meeting last month that one of the reasons why the county has an HIV rate that doubles the rest of the state is because it is home to Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two years ago, Anna Fiscus was eight months pregnant and strung out on heroin, crack and methadone. "I knew that if I was to go into labor right then and there, they were gonna take him from me," Fiscus said. Addicted and alone, Fiscus had already lost custody of her three other children because of her disease. She was in "desperate, desperate fear" that it would happen again. This time, Fiscus decided to seek help.
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".