State-by-state Hardware Store All-Stars: N.C., N.D., Ohio

The Home Channel News coast-to-coast countdown of high-quality retailers continues in North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio:

• North Carolina
Lanier’s Hardware
Lanier’s, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, features more than 100,000 hardware items. While lawn and garden equipment, such as Stihl trimmers, blowers and chain saws, are a big hit, the Lexington, N.C., store has an extensive collection of sporting items. Lanier’s sells team uniforms and does screen printing and embroidery for those who want logos on their favorite jerseys. Lanier’s motto is: “If we don’t have it, we’ll find it for you.”

• North Dakota
Edinburg General Store
How popular is Edinburg General Store? Tour buses come to this location -- in a town of 252, no less. “We are a destination place,” said owner Bernice Flanagan, a Do it Best member. This quaint hardware store entertains guests with three G-scale trains that circle the perimeter of the balcony and pieces of antique furniture highlighting the merchandise on two levels of the stor