Triangle hospitals welcome New Year's babies

RALEIGH This year - Duke University Medical Center was the big winner in the race for first, with a baby born right at midnight.

In fact, Alisha Rae Alston was the second of two for her mom Christy and dad Marlin Alston.

Her twin, and brother, Ashton Parker Alston, was born at 11:58pm on New Year's Eve, meaning the siblings will not only have different birthdays, but different birth years, despite having been born only two minutes apart.

The first baby in Wake County was born at WakeMed.

Officials there announced Saturday morning that Silas Walker was born to mom Karrie at 12:39 a.m. at its Raleigh campus.

The baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Both mom and son are doing well.

Rex Hospital also announced the arrival of a New Year's baby. Lucas Enchang Tang was born to Zhou Zhang and Youhua Tang at 2:47 a.m.

"It's a privelege to welcome Lucas into the world, and we wish him and all the other Rex special deliveries a happy and healthy new year," said Susan O'Dell, Director of Women's, Children's, and Specialty Services at Rex Healthcare.

Other Triangle hospitals have yet to report their arrivals.

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