Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Health Commissioner Karen Remley is taking a position at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The Norfolk school says Remley will become the founding director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Three Navy amphibious assault ships have left Virginia to begin an eight-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East. The ships are heading first to North Carolina to pick up Marines and equipment before heading out across the Atlantic Ocean.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Rival Democrats running for lieutenant governor have filed their petitions to qualify for the ballot in the party’s June 11 primary. State Sen. Ralph Northam tendered petitions bearing 14,703 signatures statewide to the State Board of Elections. Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra reported submitting 20,630.
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) – The parent company of the Lipton Tea is planning to invest more than $96 million to expand its Suffolk facility. The plant has been in operation since 1955 and produces nearly all of the Lipton tea bags sold throughout North America.