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Mystery lies in the origin for Carolina Bays, technically lakes and named for a tree that thrives in their peat-filled soil. Theories attribute sinkholes, spawning fish, and meteors to the creation of lakes such as Horseshoe, Jones, Antioch Church Bay, and Singletary. Photos showcasing features such tannin-rich lakes offering cool water on hot days and limestone-generated biodiversity help explain their appeal to generations of Native Americans, locals, and tourists.
Cited as the third largest lake in North Carolina and home to endemic species, Lake Wacccamaw’s unique qualities include theories for its origins. Beliefs about the Carolina Bays’ creation range from the handiwork of meteors to the swimming patterns of its fish. As for the community surrounding the lake, Whiteville residents are also defined by the author as endemic. They thrive on small town values, such as tending to the town’s history and resisting a transformation into a tourist site.