Mike Voss

Contributing Editor

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986. Journalism awards: • Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990. • Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion. • Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award. • Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award. • North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989. • North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990. All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990. • North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991. • North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005. • North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006. Recently learned he will receive another award. • North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010. 4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

Recent Articles

Jobless rate increases

Beaufort County’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) increased from 6.1 percent in December 2014 to 6.8 percent in January, according to figures released by the ... Read more

City Council approves WTDA reorganization

City Council approves WTDA reorganization

  The coming retirement of Laura Smithwick, supervisor of the Washington Civic Center, provides an opportunity to reorganize the Washington Tourism Development Authority. During its ... Read more

Rehab hopes: Council OKs applying for up to $2 million for water, sewer projects

By adopting a resolution during its meeting Monday, Washington’s City Council opened the door for the city to possibly receive up to $2 million for ... Read more

Watch your step: City seeks reduction in goose population

Watch your step: City seeks reduction in goose population

Washington’s proposal to spend $80,000 to extend the Jack’s Creek greenway and money on new tennis courts instead of restoring existing tennis courts is drawing ... Read more