First Posted: 8/20/2014

Freeman – Thomas

Frank and Rita Suarez, of Lumberton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Freeman, to Brandon Thomas, the son of Chris Thomas and Susan Johnson, of Lumberton.

Freeman attended Fairmont High School and works in mental health.

Thomas attended Lumberton Senior High School and works at Sam’s Club.

The wedding ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2014, at Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown.

Lowry – Collins

Nicole Chappel Lowry, of Pembroke, and Timothy Charles Collins, of Red Springs, announce their engagement.

Lowry attended Purnell Swett High School and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She works for the Public Schools of Robeson County.

Collins attended Red Springs High School and owns a business, TC Masonry.

The wedding ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2014, at Porter Plaza in Pembroke.