What are WTOC speedwords?
Speedwords are a new way to get to content on wtoc.com faster and easier. While a full site search will let you look for any story in our database by words contained in the text (click here for some tips), speedwords are specifically assigned to pages on the site, and immediately bring up those pages when you type them in the speedword box and hit go.
Here's the current list of WTOC speedwords and the pages they link to:
|Editorial||Editorial comments from WTOC VP and general manager Bill Cathcart.|
|Eye||Eye on Business.|
|Expert||Who's the Expert?|
|Health||Health stories and tips you've seen on WTOC.|
|Hero||Our weekly Hometown Hero stories.|
|Magic||Magic Marc, of course!|
|Marine||Marine weather and river data.|
|Military||Pages dedicated to our area's military.|
|Pets||Radar's Pet Pages.|
|Radar||The Doppler, not the cat. Radar the Weather Feline's page is here.|
|Seniors||Our comprehensive resources for area seniors.|
|Sports||Our comprehensive local sports coverage, including lots of online-only video.|
|Teacher||Our weekly Top Teacher stories.|
|Teen||Our weekly Top Teen stories.|
|Video||A list of all the streaming video currently available on wtoc.com.|
We'll be adding more as time goes on, and letting you know what speedwords are associated with what stories on air. If you have a page you visit often and would like added to the list, drop us a line.
Give speedwords a try:
site search different?
The site search box at the top of every page on wtoc.com should be your first stop when looking for older news stories on the site. While you can get the last three days' stories on our news page, we keep them in the archive much longer.
To find a story in the archive, simply type a few words in the site search box (not speedword box!) and hit go. What you'll get is a list of links to stories and video matching the words you searched for.
That's why it's important to be specific. Simply searching for "fire" is bound to return a whole lot of fire stories from a long period of time.
Narrow it down. Add additional words, such as the county or town name where the event happened. If it happened in a larger city, add the street name.
You can also place quotes around the words you search for to get only stories which mention those words in that exact order. This is perfect when, for example, you know a person's name who was in the story. Type in "John Smith," and you'll only get stories where John Smith appears, in that order. Without the quotes, you'll get lots of stories containing either John or Smith.