|Lake Waccamaw||town in N Columbus County on the N shore of Lake Waccamaw. Known as Flemington from as early as 1853 until about 1885, when the present name came into use. Inc. 1911. Alt. 62.|
|Lake Wheeler||S Wake County on Swift Creek. Formed in 1957. Covers 540 acres, with a max. depth of 30 ft. Named for Fred B. Wheeler, former mayor of Raleigh. Used as a recreation area and as a source of water for the city of Raleigh.|
|Lake William||on Little Rockfish Creek due W of city of Fayetteville in W Cumberland County near county line. Approx. ¾ mi. long.|
|Lake Witheranna||See Bull Hill Mill Pond.|
|Lake Wood||lake approx. 1 mi. long on Cross Creek, NW Cumberland County. Covers approx. 20 acres; max. depth 20 ft. Fishing and swimming.|
|Lake Worth||small community on the mainland of Dare County on the W shore of Stumpy Point Bay.|
|Lake Wylie||on the Catawba River in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, is formed by a dam constructed in South Carolina, 1924-26. Most of the lake, which covers 12,455 acres with a shoreline of 325 mi., is in South Carolina. Known as Catawba Lake until 1960, when it was renamed Lake Wylie for Dr. Walker Gill Wylie (1848-1923), friend and associate of James B. Duke. Site of Duke Power hydroelectric plant.|
|Lakefield||community in E Hoke County.|
|Lakers Creek||See Raccoon Creek.|
|Lakes Pocosin||a mucky slough in the SW corner of Craven County and extending into NW Carteret and E Jones Counties. Ellis Lake, Great Lake, Little Lake, and Long Lake in Craven County, and Catfish Lake in Jones and Craven Counties, are located in the pocosin.|
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