Nov. 22, 2013. Today, the nation is remembering President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago in Dallas. Here are headlines from across the state:
Charlotte Observer: JFK assassination: Charlotte area residents recall Kennedy’s death
On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, they heard about the death of President John F. Kennedy in places near and far. Read More.
Raleigh News & Observer: Memories of JFK – and a teen’s promise kept
Barbara K. Rimer is similar to many other baby boomers who have vivid recollections of a Friday 50 years ago today that started out so ordinary and ended with such an extraordinary – and heartrending – moment suspended in time.
Half a century has passed since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade through Dallas.
Rimer, now dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill school of public health, has seen and done much since that day. But a letter of condolence she wrote as a grieving 15-year-old in January 1964 serves as a reminder of how the handsome, charismatic Kennedy captivated young Americans – and how his death inspired many to dedicate themselves to public service. Read more.
Asheville Citizen-Times: Asheville residents remember Kennedy, Kennedy’s assassination still stirs emotions 50 years later
A single student sobbing in a roomful of stunned students. The wire service teletype machine ringing like it never had before. All riders on a trolley tearful and solemn. The eerie quiet on city streets.
It was Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in downtown Dallas — 50 years ago today — as his motorcade made its way past the Texas School Book Depository shortly after noon. Read More.
Winston-Salem Journal: Videos – 50th Anniversary: Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Greensboro News & Record: Photos – JFK: A Nation Remembers 50 Years Later