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.

Council opens doors for microbreweries

Council opens doors for microbreweries

Washington’s City Council, during its meeting Monday, amended the city’s zoning code to allow microbreweries in certain commercial districts. The Planning Board, which previously discussed ... Read more

Jobless rate rises

Beaufort County’s jobless rate increased from 8.1 percent in July to 8.3 percent in August, according to figures released this week by the N.C. Department ... Read more

Havens Gardens project on council’s agenda

During its meeting Monday, the Washington City Council will consider awarding a contract not to exceed $7,200 to Susan Suggs to complete an updated site-specific ... Read more

City seeks revenue replacement: Looming loss of business license fees poses challenge

The N.C. General Assembly gives. The N.C. General Assembly takes away. As the city staff and the Washington City Council begin working on the city’s ... Read more