Jennifer Roberts just made Kenny Smith’s life a whole lot harder. Smith had hoped to run for Charlotte mayor against the incumbent Roberts, a polarizing and increasingly unpopular candidate who would have been easy to vilify. Instead, he’ll face Democrat Vi Lyles, who will blunt Smith’s advantage in the very precincts where he needs to rack up huge margins. Charlotte is 48 percent Democrat, 30 percent unaffiliated and 21 percent Republican.
Five quick thoughts on today’s news: ▪ The arrest of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Jennifer Wolfe on charges she obtained prescription painkillers through fraud is an eye-opening reminder of the opioid epidemic’s breadth. Wolfe was arrested on the same day Attorney General Jeff Sessions rightly declared the epidemic the country’s “top lethal issue.” It is a public health issue more than it is a crime issue.
Can Marshall Park be saved from commercial development? Hugh McColl, clad in blue jeans and a Marine Corps baseball cap, stood in the 90-degree sun on Friday and looked out over uptown’s Marshall Park. The retired bank CEO who helped develop more square footage uptown than anyone in Charlotte history was lamenting that a proposed development known as Brooklyn Village would eliminate most of the 5.5-acre park, one of the few green spaces in Charlotte’s center city.
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".