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.

Budget calls for tax increase

Budget calls for tax increase

City Manager Brian Alligood’s proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year budget for Washington calls for a 1.5-cents increase in the city’s property-tax rate. “This is a direct ... Read more

Council votes against killing Jack’s Creek geese

Council votes against killing Jack’s Creek geese

Geese at Jack’s Creek won’t be the targets of a lethal-taking effort by the city. Washington’s City Council, during its meeting Monday, voted unanimously not ... Read more

Legislators address concerns of, issues affecting constituents

Area legislators have many irons in the fire — introducing bills, taking part in committee meetings — when it comes to doing their jobs. Most ... Read more

Unemployment benefits in county decrease

For the most part, the amount of unemployment insurance benefits (all programs paid to eligible Beaufort County residents has decreased in the past 14 months. ... Read more