Brunswick County Historical Society

Meetings & Events

The First quarter 2024 meeting of the Brunswick County Historical Society will be held on February 12, 7:30 PM, at the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation Building, 795 Ocean Highway West, Supply, NC.

Our speaker for the February meeting will be Dr. Zelphia G. Grissett. Her topic will be on the History of Cedar Grove Baptist Church located in Supply, NC.

A retired educator for the states of North and South Carolina, Dr. Grissett was born April 6, 1951 in Wampee, South Carolina. She is the eldest daughter of three, born to Earlie Lee and Alease Gore (both deceased). She grew up in the Longwood community where she received her Christian Education at home with her parents and at her family church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

For the first eight years of schooling, she at- tended the now defunct Longwood Elementary School. During her 9th grade school year, 1965-1966, she was among the students selected from her community to integrate the former all white Shallotte High School. After that year, she enrolled in Union High School, where she graduated Valedictorian of her class in May 1969.

Dr. Grissett retired from Brunswick County Schools in 2008, with 35 years of service. During her career in Brunswick County, she served as an interim fifth grade teacher, a high school social studies teacher; an Assistant Principal and Principal at both the elementary and middle school levels; Director of Human Resources, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Upon retirement from Brunswick County Schools, Dr. Grissett worked in Horry County Schools (South Carolina) for six years as a middle school Assistant Principal and later as a district office-based Teacher Evaluator.

She is the wife of Mr. Lynn J. Grissett, Sr. and the mother of Megan Alease, Talya Maude, and Lynn J. Grissett, Jr. She is the proud grandmother of Bria C. Bond, Kaia E. Bond, and Miles Alexander Jones.

Regular quarterly meetings of BCHS are held the second Monday of February, May, August, and November, 7:30 PM, in the meeting room at:

Brunswick Co. Electric Membership Corporation

795 Ocean Hwy W

Supply, NC 28462