Feature Stories

Take an in-depth look at our people and our programs.

Avery County courthouse serves as classroom for group of Lees-McRae Criminal Justice students getting hands-on experience with mock trial exercise

November 23, 2022

As the Native people of Western North Carolina, Cherokee communities are an integral part of Appalachian culture

November 21, 2022

Communication Arts and Design students try their hand at the gourd craft tradition

November 17, 2022

Storytelling is a centuries-long tradition in Southern Appalachia, and the High Country has many tales of its own

October 19, 2022

Tate Hall dormitory was formerly Grace Hospital, a community medical hub that served the High Country

September 23, 2022

Three Bobcat alumni share what it’s like working in the professional field of wildlife rehabilitation, and the journeys it took to get them where they are today

August 24, 2022

Follow three Wildlife Biology students as they care for injured animals at the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

July 14, 2022

From Banner Elk to Pigeon Forge, these Bobcats are taking their in-class skills into the professional realm with summer acting gigs

June 30, 2022

Outdoor Recreation Management students practice their skills in the field on two-week Western National Parks expedition

June 20, 2022

For more than 100 years Grandfather Home for Children has addressed the needs of children in the High Country

May 25, 2022
Commencement 2022

Commencement and the end of the semester are fast approaching. Keep track of all the important end-of-year coverage here. 

April 20, 2022

Simulations of real-world scenarios are important experiential learning tools for different programs at Lees-McRae

April 12, 2022
North Carolina salamanders, wildlife biology

Four Wildlife Biology students accompanied Michael Osbourn, PhD, on a weeklong field survey in Nantahala National Forest

March 03, 2022

A non-comprehensive list of some of our favorite moments of the year

December 10, 2021
Doc Watson

The blind guitarist from Deep Gap, North Carolina who shared the joy of folk music with the world will be honored Nov. 13 with a celebratory concert.

November 10, 2021
Commencement 2021

Commencement and the end of the semester are fast approaching. Keep track of all the important end-of-year coverage here. 

April 16, 2021