Lauren French

Lauren French, a teacher at Cross Schools in Bluffton, is one of only 58 teachers selected for a National History Day (NHD) fall professional development program.

This new course focuses on using online Library of Congress primary and secondary sources to develop and support student research skills. It is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium.

French will work with her peers around the country and NHD staff to build knowledge for teaching with primary sources. Upon completing the series, she will have demonstrated the ability to pair Library of Congress resources with active learning strategies to inspire, engage and support her students.

Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe is hosting a COVID-safe job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Construction of the new business is under way, and a number of positions are available, including baker, chef, driver, custodian, customer service, expeditor, dishwasher, prep cook, food runner and stocker. The store is expected to open in Spring 2021 in the new Washington Square on Buckwalter Parkway.

The new market and café will be stocked with fresh food from local farms and waters. It will feature a scratch bakery, house-smoked meats, fresh seafood, dine-in or take-out breakfast and lunch, online ordering and delivery.

Applications are being accepted for time slots on Dec. 9 for interviews. To make an appointment, email or call Charlie Stone at or 843-226-5829. Email completed application and resume prior to the interview, to For more information about the company, visit