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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
  • Service learning project helps create a positive reading environment for Guilford County students

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — What do sticky notes and elementary school textbooks have in common? They’re tools to encourage a love and understanding of reading for Guilford County students. As part of a service learning project, Northeast Middle students are reading with McNair Elementary School students to create a cycle of reading encouragement. The project would help plant a seed in the students, which teachers hope will continue to grow and progress as they get older. “In a way, they […]

  • ‘Remembering Virginia Tech’

    If you missed FOX8’s special presentation, “Remembering Virginia Tech,” you can watch it in three parts here. It has been 10 years since shootings on the Virginia Tech campus took 32 lives and stunned a nation. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

  • Asheboro elementary school students, Habitat for Humanity volunteers build dog houses

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — For the fifth year, students at McCrary Elementary School in Asheboro are building dog houses with the help of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity. The project allows children to learn, display their math skills and help fill a need in Randolph County — which has an anti-tethering law in place and dog houses are in great need. Why a dog house? It goes beyond the fact that kids love animals. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With […]

  • Join Cindy’s Team for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    Lace up your walking shoes and join FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and her team for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! What: Race for the Cure When: May 6, 2017 Where: Center of Design Innovation / Innovation Quarter How to register: Register here Race for the Cure FAQs

  • Company helps Hunter Elementary students see the sea

    Teachers say there are so many lessons kids could learn if they saw something first hand. One school wanted their students to see the ocean. The problem? The cost to get there. But all it took for Hunter Elementary was one phone call. Hoffman and Hoffman stepped in to help send the kids to the North Carolina coast. So far the company has sent 88 kids to the beach. The students were able to climb the sand dunes they had […]

  • Greensboro middle school students excel with after-school leadership program

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since the beginning of the school year, several Southeast Guilford Middle School students have been working hard in the Crumley Roberts Rising Stars Leadership Program. During the 16-week program, students meet for an hour after school each week — and for some kids, it’s a significant commitment. “They have to give up perhaps going to baseball practice or basketball practice, they have to give up going to band and we have to work with the teachers that […]

  • Winston-Salem middle school science class gets hands-on

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There is no doubt that first-year science teacher Brad Rhew loves his job. “Science is fun. It’s hands on. It’s messy. It’s involved.” From the moment students step into his classroom, they step into a world of science — complete with their own lab coats. Rhew hopes the coats will make them feel like real scientists and further immerse them in the subject. Now, his program could become even more hands-on as he was just announced as […]

  • Western Alamance Middle School students use 3D printing to get hands-on

    ELON, N.C. — Students at Western Alamance Middle School are putting their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test. The students had to design a container that would protect their egg from the impact of a fall from a number of different heights — and they had to make it with a 3D printer. With the help of the Altamahaw Ossipee Volunteer Fire Department, the students learned every process is a bit of trial and error. “It’s all 3D […]

  • Eastern Guilford Middle School teacher helps students handle their money

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  • South Davidson High School holds campaign to replace ‘R’ word with respect

    DENTON, N.C. — One Davidson County high school is taking a step towards ending discrimination and making everyone feel included. The school is embracing a Special Olympics initiative called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” They are urging students to sign a pledge that they will replace the “R” word (retarded) with another “R” word: Respect.”Respect. Much bigger. Much nicer. And it’s so much more accepting,” said junior Maria Smith. “It means a lot to me because I have […]

  • Burlington elementary school students explore passions on ‘Club Day’

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — While the cheerleaders work on their school spirit, the outdoor lovers go on an adventure and the soccer players practice teamwork. It’s all a part of Club Day at Harvey Newlin Elementary School in Burlington — a day where everyone, teachers included, gets to explore their passions. Newlin is a leader-in-me elementary school and teachers practice the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. “There’s really an eighth habit and the habit is called Find Your Voice,” one […]

  • Stokesdale elementary school students dress up for occupation day

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