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Remembering JFK: Headlines From Across the State


JFK Paper
The Winston-Salem Friday Sentinal from 50 years ago.


Kennedy Paper
The Fayetteville Observer from 50 years ago.


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


Winston Salem JournalBarbara 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-TimesAsheville residents remember Kennedy, Kennedy’s assassination still stirs emotions 50 years later

200px-John_F._Kennedy,_White_House_color_photo_portraitIt’s the quirky, seemingly insignificant details people remember.

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