A Burlington couple are the proud parents of twins born in different years.
Christy and Marlin Alston gave birth to a boy at 11:58 p.m. Friday, and his twin sister was born two minutes later -- just after the stoke of midnight in 2011 at Duke Hospital.
Marlin Alston says he got the best of both worlds. His daughter Alisha was the first baby of 2011 and his son Ashton will qualify for a $1,000 tax credit on the couple's 2010 tax return.
The babies were several weeks premature, but their father says they are getting along fine. He says their mother is tired, but happy.
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