RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Mayor Levar Stoney is almost through with his first year in office as Richmond’s mayor. In just his first week, he dealt with a snowstorm. Ever since he has faced challenges ranging from school funding to crime to protests for and against Confederate Monuments erected over 100 years ago. 8News Reporter Tracey Smith caught up with the mayor Thursday to recap the year’s successes and challenges. Stoney ran on a campaign promise of funding Richmond’s city schools.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Union University’s president took to social media to give away $50,000 in unclaimed scholarship money this week. “I’m looking for each and every one of you,” said VUU President Hakim Lucas. The president of Virginia Union University went live on Facebook Tuesday afternoon in hopes of tracking down students who had unclaimed scholarship money. “I will be trying to call you over the next 24 hours to make sure you claim your scholarship dollars,” Lucas said.
BON AIR, Va. (WRIC) — Christmas will be here in less than a week, and the deadlines to ship gifts in time for the holiday are this week. Thousands of packages will pass through the hands of employees at The UPS Store in Bon Air this week alone. “I think we processed over 800 packages here yesterday,” owner Eric Davenport said. Davenport said Monday was their busiest day so far this year, but that this week will be non-stop business.
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".