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Catawba County Library will be hosting virtual presentations with the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on June 8 and 9

June 07, 2021

The 42nd season of FORUM will kick off on Monday, June 14, and will run through Monday, August 2.

June 03, 2021
Back to school: Luke Winkelmann puts snowboarding on display at Lees-McRae College

Winkelmann visited Lees-McRae to film a snowboarding video for Red Bull

May 03, 2021

Lees-McRae was recently named a Gold Bike Friendly University and was selected to compete in the Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine Top Adventure College Tournament

April 27, 2021
Banner Elk named one of the "South's Best Mountain Towns"

The location of Lees-McRae, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near ski resorts and state parks, is one of the college's many advantages

March 31, 2021

Lees-McRae recognized for showing the benefits of on-campus pets

December 10, 2020

Joining with the Boone Police Department, the Lees-McRae High Country Alumni Chapter serves our local community in hosting a food drive for the Hunger and Health Coalition.

December 10, 2020

Kim Longsoldier overcame the challenges of being a woman in a primarily male field in her 11 years of army service

November 09, 2020

Garrett Hinshaw, president of CVCC, presents Savannah Brown with the President’s Award. Brown recently completed her criminal justice associate degree at CVCC and is attending Lees-McRae College to pursue her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

October 22, 2020

Following the showing of "Loud Krazy Love," a documentary of Brian Welch's struggles with addiction, Welch and daughter Jenna opened up for questions from students. Read more about the event sponsored by Avery County ABC Board, Cheap Joes Art Supplies, David Searcy, and HD Stewart.

October 06, 2020

As part of the Library Services and Technology Act, the Shelton Learning Commons received $9,500 to invest in laptops and webcams for longer term circulation among students.

August 05, 2020

Lees-McRae partners with Ballad Health to bring additional resources for students, faculty, staff, and the Banner Elk and Avery County communities.

July 13, 2020

On May 20 for International Ride of Silence, the Banner Elk community remembered and honored lost or injured cyclists, including Lees-McRae students and family members, Carla Swart, Megan Baab, and Dr. Jerry Luck.

May 27, 2020

During WJHL’s Daytime Tri-Cities, McManus encouraged viewers to take advantage of the outdoors to benefit their mind, body, and soul.

May 20, 2020

Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Pierce helps see nearly 1,000 animal patients each year.

May 14, 2020

Golding, who graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, teaches the fourth grade at Franklin Elementary School.

May 14, 2020