Dragon boats hit the water in Rowan County on Saturday
By David Whisenant | July 25, 2019 at 9:03 PM EDT - Updated July 25 at 9:03 PM
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - From the Rowan Chamber: You don’t want to miss the Sixth Annual Rowan Chamber DragonBoat Festival to be held on Sat., July 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Shrine Club on High Rock Lake (6480 Long Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC).
The Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival is the largest annual event held on High Rock Lake, the second largest lake in North Carolina. A parklike atmosphere and viewing are free for spectators, with more than 3,500 attendees expected to watch over 30 teams compete.
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By Mark Wineka
HIGH ROCK LAKE — Gary Blabon, interim president at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, blamed it on the Loch Ness Monster or a UFO at first.
Then he fessed up. The Novant Health Rowan Paddlers’ dragon boat capsized and threw the 21 team members into High Rock Lake Saturday because they were celebrating their just-completed race a little bit too much.