First baby of the year

Published 12:51 pm Saturday, January 8, 2022

Koniya Marie McClaude is the first baby born at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in 2022. McClaude was born at 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2022. The baby weighs 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and measures 17 inches in length. Koniya’s mom, Denisia, and aunt, Tonika, are pictured accepting the first baby of the New Year goody basket, an annual tradition at Vidant Beaufort. (Vidant Beaufort Hospital)