Leigh Atkins, Timothy Long

WEIRTON – Leigh Atkins and Timothy B. Long, both of Washington D.C., have announced their engagement.

He is the son of Wanda Long of Weirton and the late Francis Long and is a 1981 graduate of Weir High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and his master’s degree at Averett University. He has a consulting business in Washington, D.C., and also is an adjunct professor at Strafford University.

She is the daughter of the late Lina and J.P. Atkins. She attended high school at Our Lady’s Academy, Bay St. Louis, Miss., and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She works for Merrill Lynch.

The couple will exchange vows on March 22 at the Lyceam in Old Town, Alexandria, Va.