Heather Vaughn

and James Compton

Columbia residents Darrel and Rose Vaughn are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Vaughn, to James "Jim" Compton, son of Mary Compton, of Stephens City, Va., and Bill Verrill, of Centreville, Va.

The couple lived parallel lives while attending Bryant Woods Elementary and Wilde Lake High schools, graduating within a year of each other.

Their paths later crossed and they have been inseparable since October 2006. Their engagement took place while they were recently vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


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They live in Martinsburg, W.Va., where the future bride works as a Thirty-One Gifts consultant. Her fiancé is employed as a program manager for James Communication in Beltsville.

A winter wedding is being planned.