Roanoke County SchoolsLess than 6 months after taking his place as the Catawba representative on the Roanoke County School Board Thomas McCracken has resigned effective immediately – that happened last night just before his wife Laurie was promoted to assistant principal at Northside High School. He resigned to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest; other school board members indicated they might not vote for his wife’s promotion if he remained on the board. McCracken spoke to WFIR after being elected last November about his agenda, which included school construction: