Cindy Farmer CROPPEd


Cindy Farmer began her career at WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia and moved to Greensboro in 1990 to work at WFMY. After the birth of her first child, Cindy made a career choice to join the FOX8 Morning News. In February of 2012… she celebrated 15 years with FOX 8 News.

Cindy is very involved in the community. She is a Girl Scout leader with the Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout Council. Her troop has been awarded their Bronze Award in scouting and is currently working on their Silver Award. She volunteers at Southeast Middle and High Schools in Guilford County, serving as a member of the School Leadership Team and the Building Advisory Teams at both schools.

Cindy is a true sports fan… and can often be found cheering on her Virginia Tech Hokies. She plays USTA tennis competitively and has discovered the world of CrossFit exercise which Cindy says “changed her life.”

Cindy has many honors and awards to her credit. In February of 2012 she won the Grady Elmore Award given by the North Carolina Tennis Foundation for her contributions to tennis. She also works tirelessly promoting the efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and in March of 2010, Cindy was honored as the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer. In 2008 Cindy was recognized for her contributions as a Founding Board member of the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and was honored with the Founder’s Award. In the Race for the Cure… Cindy’s Team, a team of walkers and runners lead by Cindy, won recognition for the largest Community Team in 2005.

Cindy says her passion is photography and in August of 2011 she won Our State Magazine’s Readers Photo Contest. She says her favorite subjects are “the gifts we are given each day”, although you can often find her capturing images of the sports her daughters play.

Cindy says she lives by the words “accentuate the positive” and tries to capture that every day in her FOX8 Morning and Noon newscasts as well as each week in her “What’s Right with Our Schools” stories.

Recent Articles
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    3D class at South Graham Elementary School

    GRAHAM, N.C. — When you were in the second grade, did you know what 3D stood for? Not only did a group of second graders in Alamance County learn about three-dimensional items, they put what they learned into action. As Cindy Farmer shows us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Keeping kids safe in the car

    When kids are in their car seats, it seems they’re as safe as they can be in a vehicle. However, millions of car seats were recalled last year for safety defects. On today’s Mommy Matter’s, Shannon Smith and Cindy Farmer looked at how to keep your children as safe as possible.

  • Family serves up lemonade and first day fun

    This first day of school is exciting for students. But in one piedmont neighborhood, the students, their brothers or sisters and parents all look forward to something a bit different on the first day back. And it happens after school. As Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a tradition that’s what’s right with our schools.

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    Volunteers work to protect sea turtles along the NC coast

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. — It’s vacation season and lots of people are headed to the beach. All along the North Carolina coast it is sea turtle nesting season as well and efforts to protect the endangered species are underway. At Oak Island, more than 200 volunteers are doing their part to help the gentle creatures. Every morning during turtle season, from May to October, volunteers ride the beach looking for new nests and checking on old ones.

  • One Tank Trip: The Draper Mercantile

    About 45 minutes north of Mt. Airy sits a true historic gem, the Draper Mercantile. To get there you could take the interstate, but instead why not take the road less traveled — Route 100 through Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in Virginia. The Merc, as it’s called has been around for more than 125 years and has always been a gathering place. But a few years ago when the Gardner family renovated it, they wanted it to be more […]

  • Local elementary school library open to promote summer reading

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — When it comes to reading, the public library is a great place to find a good book. But unfortunately, for kids who live out in the county, getting into the city to check out a book isn’t always an option, especially during the summer. But one school has found a way to solve the problem for its students. As Cindy Farmer shows us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Page High School yearbook has embedded video

    This is the time of year when lots of high school students are getting their yearbooks. The books speak volumes on the happenings during their school year. But one local high school found a way to have the books speak — literally — by adding video. Cindy Farmer tells us why it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Graham LEGO club helps students further their education

    GRAHAM, N.C. — For students who are interested in STEM education, being a part of a LEGO club can really help  further their interests. There are competitions both in school and beyond. One club in particular has opened its membership to some students who may not have been part of a club before. As FOX8’s Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a great example of What’s Right with Our Schools.

  • Forsyth County elementary school students get a taste of college

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Do you remember what age you first started thinking about college? Some parents share stories of life at their colleges and universities with their kids. But other children have never talked about a higher education — or taken a tour of campus. As Cindy Farmer tells us, that’s all changing thanks to a new program in Forsyth County and it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Group equipping local children with bike helmets

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — This time of year lots of kids hop on their bikes and go for rides. And when they do a group wants to make sure they’re safe. So they are hard at work educating and equipping them. As Cindy Farmer tells us it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • Science teacher Charlene Marsh is GCS ‘Mentor of the Year’

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — No matter what career you choose, there are probably times when you wish you could ask someone who’s been there before you some questions. In Guilford County, new teachers have that option. Many of them work with veteran teachers they call mentors. But one stands out among the rest, and as Cindy Farmer tells us, she’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Student scientists at Graham Middle School work on e-Mammal project

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Wildlife is all around us and that is something Piedmont students in one STEM education program know very well. Some eighth graders at Graham Middle School are keeping a close watch on animals that wander near their campus around the clock. Their efforts are part of the worldwide e-Mammal project. Students help by gathering the photos, identifying the mammals and then submitting the data to scientists who will further evaluate it. Their teacher Dayson Pasion, is part of […]


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