Some drivers in downtown Winston-Salem are facing a double whammy as they encounter blockages on First Street and lane closures on Business 40 because of roadwork.State highway officials say they’re now giving the Business 40 contractor an incentive of $10,000 a day for every day that the closed lanes on Business 40 are reopened in advance of the Jan. 11 deadline.Although Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines is asking why contractors can’t leave one lane open on the closed sections of First...
City and county officials say they have safeguards in place that should prevent some hacker from sneaking into their computers and locking up the data they contain, although they’re also aware that they can never say never.A hacker attacked Mecklenburg County computers earlier in the week, making files on the computers inaccessible through an encryption process, then demanding $23,000 to free the data.Mecklenburg officials said they wouldn’t pay and would restore the data themselves from...
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County officials say they have safeguards in place that should prevent some hacker from sneaking into their computers and locking up the data they contain, although they’re also aware that they can never say never.A hacker or hackers attacked Mecklenburg County computers earlier in the week, using an encryption process to make files on the computers inaccessible, then demanding $23,000 to free the data.Mecklenburg County officials said they wouldn’t pay and would...
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".