Amanda Gartner and Ed Carter, Asheboro, N.C., announce their engagement. Parents are Willie and Hilda Gartner, West Fargo; and the late Luke and Deborah Almashy, Asheboro.
Amanda graduated in 2001 from West Fargo High School and in 2005 graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She graduated in 2009 from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with a master's degree in curriculum and instruction in elementary education. She is a teacher with the Thomasville (N.C.) City Schools.
Ed graduated in 2000 from Ravenna (Ohio) High School and in 2002 graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, with an associate degree in business administration management. He is a pharmaceutical diversions investigator with the Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Asheboro.
An Aug. 7 wedding is planned at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, followed by a reception at the Ramada Plaza and Suites, Fargo.