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Can you name the famous North Carolinians described below?

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First English baby born in the 'New World' who was lost with the rest of the Roanoke colonists in the late 16th century
Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan and U.S. Senator from 2003-2009
First lady credited with saving a portrait of George Washington from destruction during the War of 1812
Actor who starred in 'The Hangover' trilogy; his uncle was a Congressman from NC
The first governor of the State of Texas, inaugurated in February 1846
NASCAR driver, known as 'The Intimidator,' who was killed at the Daytona 500 in 2001
Author of 'Look Homeward' and 'You Can't Go Home Again'
CBS journalist featured as a main character in the film 'Good Night and Good Luck'
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter of the single 'A Sorta Fairytale', known primarily for her work in alternative rock
He won Major League Baseball's American League Most Valuable Player award in 2010
Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment and former head of the XFL
Actress nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Mogambo'
Biographical HintNorth CarolinianBirthplace
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices, which famously held hearings concerning Watergate
Inventor of the first successful machine gun
Singer-songwriter and pianist widely known for his band's hit single, 'Brick'
Former head coach of Kansas University's Men's Basketball team and current coach of the Men's Basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Star of 'Matlock' who portrayed life in small town North Carolina with his depiction of Mayberry in his self-titled sitcom
First African-American to serve in the United States Senate and the U.S. Congress as a whole, representing Mississippi during Reconstruction
Former employee of the National Security Agency who leaked information about government surveillance in May 2013
Runner-up on the second season of 'American Idol'
Six-time National Basketball Association champion and current majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats
General in the Confederate States Army and namesake of the fort that is the home of the Army 82nd Airborne and Special Forces
Winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research in analyzing discrete choice
First President of the United States to be impeached

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