In October of 1954, Ocean Isle Beach and neighboring islands were devastated by Hurricane Hazel. The following year Mr. and Mrs. Sloane decided to move on the island and were the first full-time residents of Ocean Isle Beach. Shortly thereafter, they opened an oceanfront hotel, Ocean Isle Inn, where they lived and operated a real estate office. Today, our vacations division, Sloane Vacations, manages 400+ rental properties on Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach and our real estate division, Coldwell Banker Sloane, has three offices on the island and mainland. Jinks Creek is the latest Sloane venture - serving amazing coastal cuisine on OIB.
Today we face Hurricane Florence head on. Keep the islands in your thoughts over the next few days. We've faced this before - and we stand with you - #OIBStrong.