UPDATE: Brunswick County remains under a hurricane warning, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 p.m. update.
Hurricane Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. Some overnight strengthening is expected.
Irene is 530 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, moving north-northwest at 14 mph.
Her current track is expected to continue through Thursday evening, with a northward turn Friday.
She is forecast to approach the North Carolina Coast Saturday.