Redell and Vernon Collins, of Lumberton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tara Jo Blue of Lumberton to Marland Locklear of Maxton.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Redell and Vernon Collins, and the late Joseph Blindman Blue, of Pembroke.

She is a 1993 graduate of Lumberton High School. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2005. She is employed with the Hoke County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center Inc.

The groom-elect is the son of Grady and Julie Locklear, of Maxton.

He is a 1994 graduate of Purnell Swett High School in Pembroke. He is employed at the N.C. Department of Corrections.

The wedding will take place at the home of Brock and Amanda Jacobs, of Rowland, on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m.