Richard and Deborah Sharpe of Burlington, N.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Marie Sharpe, to Matthew Austin Thomas, son of William and Angela Thomas of University Park.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Whitney works in advertising for the popular Cafe Mom website.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matthew attends Fordham University School of Law and will graduate in 2014 with a Juris Doctorate.
A Sept. 14 wedding is planned. The couple will exchange vows at The Gardens at Fearrington near Chapel Hill.