Merle Norman ribbon cutting
Katie Southerland, a licensed cosmetologist, and her mother, Wanda Bennett Southerland, cut the ribbon for their business, Merle Norman Cosmetics, just off the Fayetteville square at 106 Main Avenue North. Marking the occasion of a change in ownership, the mother and daughter hosted a grand opening Sept. 20, with officials of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to cosmetics and offering free makeovers and other services, the shop carries jewelry and a variety of gift items as well as other accessories. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.