Around Town

Around Town


Event Speaker

Nancy Freyberg, a Leland resident, has started a Foundation in memory of her dog, Buddy Gene.  She has also written a book entitled, “Messages From Buddy Gene.”  Nancy took Buddy in to her home after she witnessed him being thrown out of a moving vehicle onto the highway just because he was old.

The mission of Buddy’s Foundation is, “To make a difference in the lives of senior animals who have been surrendered, discarded, neglected or mistreated and to educate the public with opportunities available to help in this regard.”

Nancy has a moving story and an important mission.  She collaborates with an area “no kill” dog rescue shelter by providing food and helping to find volunteers.   If you would be interested in fostering an older dog, adopting or just spending an hour taking a dog for a walk in the park, please contact Nancy at [email protected].

Nancy is available to share her story of  how Buddy changed her life and left a legacy of help, so if you are having an event and need a powerful speaker, please consider Nancy.  To find out more about the Buddy Gene Foundation, go to and find out how you can help.   A list of her upcoming local engagements will be published in this section.



A new Total Wine store opened in Wilmington in July.  Located at 943 Military Cutoff Road, you can download a $10.00 off total purchase coupon by going to  You can also reach their Customer Service group by phoning  1 855 328 9463.

LCAC Open house

 The Leland Cultural Arts Center will hold it’s annual Open House on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Get to know the  instructors and participate in a number of family-friendly activities. If you attend the Open House, you  will receive a special registration discount that day.


Five for Fighting

 Sun, Aug 7, 7 – 11 PM

In 27 Days

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheatre Dr, Wilmington, NC


Amy Grant in Concert

Sun, Aug 21, 3 – 6 PM

Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
703 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC


Mary Chapin Carpenter

 Sun, Aug 21, 6:30 – 10:30 PM

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheatre Dr, Wilmington, NC