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In this photo from Sept. 25, 2021, Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen/TNS)

Column: Why do we sensationalize celebrity deaths?

"While all gun violence is senseless, Takeoff’s talent and promising music career make his death harder to cope with. His contributions to the world mean that this loss impacts not only his family but his fans. It’s frustrating that the final moments of his life were recorded and circulated online."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Many assume that they must have a photo ID to vote, but this is not the case.

Here's what you need to know about voter ID in North Carolina

Voters must be registered in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 14, but voters could register in person during early voting, which ended on Nov. 5. To register using same-day registration, voters must have resided in the county they intend to vote in for at least 30 days before Election Day. Following a referendum in the N.C. NAACP v. McCrory case, photo voter identification is not required to cast a ballot in North Carolina.

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Cars pass by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, which will be the main voting location on UNC's campus on election day. Pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

Orange County and Chapel Hill Transit provide resources for getting to the polls

Local voters without access to cars or other forms of personal transportation have a number of resources available for traveling to the polls on Election Day. One resource is Chapel Hill Public Transit, which has several routes that stop within walking distance to polls. The Orange County Democratic Party also has a volunteer ride service that can transport voters to polling locations. 

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021.
Photo Courtesy of TAS Rights Management 2021/Getty Images.

Column: #Gaylor — when speculation goes too far

"We continue to watch cisgender and heterosexual artists (or artists who have yet to come out) benefit and profit from their support and enthusiasm for the LGBTQ+ community, yet artists who are within the community continue to struggle with gaining recognition for their own contributions. It is okay to analyze and absorb media and art through a queer lens, but to speculate over someone’s unconfirmed sexuality does nothing but darken the shadow that falls over those who do represent the queer community."

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