3. Winston-Salem

The Camel City stumbles this week as law enforcement agencies descended upon the city to break up a sex-trafficking ring — you can read about it on page 9. This had been going on for years.

2. High Point 

Despite its status as a third-tier city, even by North Carolina standards, there are still people who care about High Point. Meet one of them in this week’s High Point Journal on page 12, a former Black Panther who has dedicated his life to the betterment of his community.

1. Greensboro

It looks like Downtown Greensboro Inc. is starting to ask the right questions of itself — find out what they are in this week’s cover story, which begins on page 16. The future of the city is linked with smart, inclusive downtown growth, and DGI has a chance to light the way.

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