Hurricane Irene aiming for NC next

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MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say South Carolina is no longer under a hurricane warning and that Irene is aiming its fury at North Carolina.

The entire coast of North Carolina is under a warning and watches extend all the way to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday evening said the coast of South Carolina from Edisto Beach north was still under a tropical storm warning.

Maximum sustained winds for Category 3 Irene are still at 115 mph (185 kph) but forecasters expect it to gather strength as it hits the warm Atlantic waters.