Mike Voss, Author at Washington Daily News

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.

Arts & Entertainment

Vox Fortura, semi-finalists on ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ coming to Turnage Theatre

Vox Vortura will perform at the Turnage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on March 21. The group, recent semi-finalists on Britain’s TV show “Britain’s Got Talent,” ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Friday, March 1, 2019 6:41 pm


AAF Flanders, IONaer collaborate on system to purify, monitor air

AAF Flanders and IONaer have joined forces to launch a breakthrough indoor air-purification and monitoring system. The CleanAir EXP Purification System combines the most sophisticated ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:57 pm


Beaufort County leads state in timber production

The Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Service will host a meeting for landowners who own and manage timber on their lands March 5 at 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:56 pm


Forty-two pedestals at city docks scheduled for replacement effort

The City of Washington is planning to replace waterfront pedestals along the city docks. However, two previous attempts to bid the project produced no bids. ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:04 pm


Landlords sought to provide Increase low-income housing

Two programs are addressing low-income housing in Beaufort County. The Washington Housing Authority is looking for landlords to participate in the federal government’s Section 8 ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Monday, February 25, 2019 7:46 pm


Historic commission forwards tree policy for approval

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission, during its meeting Tuesday night, voted unanimously to recommend the City Council adopt a revision to the city’s tree-replacement policy. ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:35 pm

Hyde County

Hyde County reports highest jobless rate in state

Beaufort County’s unemployment rate increased in December 2018 to 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent in November 2018, according to information compiled by the Labor ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Monday, February 4, 2019 6:05 pm


From hands-on seminars to retriever demos, festival offers many activities

Visitors to the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and North Carolina Decoy Carving Championships are used to seeing decoy carvers, wildlife artists and vendors representing ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Friday, February 1, 2019 10:20 pm

Arts & Entertainment

Ring-necked ducks painting winner of 2019 stamp contest

Jeffrey Klinefelter, a resident of Etna Green, Indiana, is the winner of the 2019 Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Print competition held at the Washington Civic Center ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:42 pm


FEMA funding could decide if WPD building is selected for repairs

The city is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the repair of all damages to the Washington Police Department caused by Hurricane Florence and of ... Read more

by Mike Voss, Friday, January 25, 2019 8:17 pm

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