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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    (nearest to furthest) Members of Team #1 the Chinese American Association of Charlotte Wild Dragons, team #2 Vanguard Team Admiral, team #3 Food Lion The Lion Roar and team #4 Wells Fargo Aqua Beasts 1 pull to get their boats started at the beginning of the 12th heat Saturday. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Spectators cheered on and took photos of teams in the dragon boar races Saturday at Ramsey Creek park. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Dragon boat teams #1 the Chinese American Association of Charlotte Wild Dragons head back to the dock after competing in the 12th heat Saturday. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Vanguard Admirals dragon boat team paddle back to the dock after competing in the 12th heat Saturday on Lake Norman. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Vanguard Admirals dragon boat team heads back to the dock after the 12th heat Saturday on Lake Norman. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    (nearest to furthest) Members of Team #1 the Chinese American Association of Charlotte Wild Dragons, team #2 Vanguard Team Admiral, team #3 Food Lion The Lion Roar and team #4 Wells Fargo Aqua Beasts 1 pull to get their boats started at the beginning of the 12th heat Saturday. More than 40 dragon boat teams with names like Dragonmonium, Wild Dragons, Aqua Beasts and Torcher Chamber paddled their way across Lake Norman to the rhythmic beat of drums on Saturday May 17, 2014 during the seventh Asian Festival. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Races are held at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. The waterfront park covers 46 acres and features beaches, boat launching and docks, a new playground, picnic shelters, nature trails, and a fishing pier.
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