Larry and Faye Lippard of Raeford, N.C., announce the engagement of Katie Lippard of Raleigh, N.C., to Bobby Watkins, Raleigh, N.C., son of Herb and Betty Watkins of Mansfield.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul and Elizabeth Livingston of Raeford, N.C. and Clyde and Mildred Lippard of Raeford, N.C. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she earned as bachelor of arts degree in environmental science. She is currently employed with AMEC Earth and Environmental as an environmental scientist in Morrisville, N.C.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Capt. C. Russell and Elizabeth Pike of Stanford, Conn., and the late Louis and Lillian Watkins of Social Circle. He is a graduate of University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in landscape architecture. He is currently employed with John R. McAdams as a registered landscape architect in Durham, N.C.

The couple plans to wed Sept. 6 in Wilmington, N.C.