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Dragon boats compete on SC's Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - It's a South Carolina boat race to the beat of drums and with a bit of Chinese pageantry.

Organizers expect as many as 3,500 spectators Saturday for the second annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Park at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

Each boat has a 22-person team, including a drummer and a captain. As many as 950 competitors are expected.

Last year's event raised more than $40,000 for Ground Zero, a local ministry for high school and middle school students.

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