Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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WASHINGTON (RNN) - Gen. David Petraeus, director of the CIA, has resigned from his post due to an extramarital affair.
Petraeus submitted his resignation in a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday.
The letter noted that Petraeus had exercised
"extremely poor judgment" in conducting the affair. Petraeus and his
wife, Holly Knowlton Petraeus, have been married for almost four
"After being married for over 37 years, I
showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,"
the letter obtained by NBC News stated. "Such behavior is unacceptable,
both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.
This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."
In his letter, Petraeus stated it had been
"the greatest of privileges" to serve with the agency. He called it "a
work force that is truly exceptional in every regard."
"Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a
host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply
grateful to you for that," he wrote.
Obama will have to nominate a replacement for
Petraeus, who has served as head of the CIA since September 2011. He
was previously head of U.S. Central Command and Commander of U.S. Forces
Petraeus has been credited with the success
of the troop "surge" in Iraq and served as commander of the coalition
forces in 2007 and 2008.
Mike Morrell, deputy CIA director, is the most likely candidate to be made acting director, according to NBC News.
Petraeus had reached the rank of four-star
general in the U.S. Army before retiring and assuming the role of CIA
director on Sept. 6 last year.
He graduated from West Point Academy and
holds a doctorate in international relations from Princeton. He served
in the military from 1974 until he retired in 2011.
Holly Petraeus was also active in affairs
dealing with the military. She became the director of the Better
Business Bureau Military Line in 2005, working in consumer education and
advocacy for service members and also working with the Treasury
She was appointed to direct the Office of Servicemember Affairs in the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau in 2011.
The two met in 1973 at the U.S. Military Academy where Holly's father, William Knowlton, served as superintendent.
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Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:15:08 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>