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Segway store opens in downtown Wilmington

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WILMINGTON -- You may have seen police officers patrolling the streets on Segways in downtown Wilmington. But you may start seeing more than just police riding the transporters soon. That's because the first Segway store in North Carolina opened this weekend in downtown Wilmington. A Segway can cost between $5,000 and $6,000 and can travel up to 24 miles on a single charge with a top speed of about 12 miles an hour. But the manufacturer recommends using it for short trips. The owner of the new store says Segways can be used for more than just patrolling the streets. Cape Fear Segway owner Richard Hays said, "It's great for personal transportation. It's got a range of 24 miles, so anyone that works within that range can easily get to and from work." Segways are also made to travel on different types of terrain like beach and wooded trails. The transporters, though, are not made to take curbs or be ridden up or down stairs. Cape Fear Segway 106 N. Water Street #108 Wilmington NC 28401 Phone: 910-251-2572

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