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Cindy Farmer is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in television news. A Virginia native, she began her career in Roanoke, Virginia, at WSLS TV 10 while still a student at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she moved from Blacksburg to Roanoke and worked full time for TV 10. In August of 1990 Cindy joined the Good Evening Show in Greensboro, based out of the studios of WFMY. In 1992 when that show was canceled she became a part the News 2 reporter team. In 1997, after the birth of her first child Cindy found her “home” with FOX 8 and has been with the station for 20+ years anchoring the FOX 8 Morning and Noon News and reporting each week “What’s Right With Our Schools.”

She has won many awards including an Emmy for Community Service, the Susan G. Komen Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, The Susan G. Komen Founders Award, the Howard Coble Citizenship award, the USTA Grady Elmore Award for contributions to tennis.

An avid sports fan Cindy loves to play tennis and watch any sport her favorite Virginia Tech Hokies are playing! She says her passion is photography and she loves capturing “the everyday gifts we are given” through her lens. She says photography helps her to live by her day-by-day motto “accentuate the positive!”

She is married and has two daughters who are in college, and three rescue dogs who keep her busy keeping them entertained! She and her husband make their home in Greensboro.

Recent Articles
  • Alamance County high school has largest FFA program in North Carolina

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — With 430 members, the Future Farmers of America program at Southern Alamance High School isn’t just the largest club at the school — it’s the largest FFA program in the state. And for many, it’s the competition aspect. Southern has a history of doing well in the state and national FFA competitions, but this year, the group has done better than ever. And each group at competition has different rules and regulations. They have floriculture, nursery […]

  • High Point high school’s in-house coffee shop teaches students great life lessons

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Brew Thru is an in-house coffee shop at Andrews High School in High Point — run by students in the Exceptional Children’s classes. Students that are involved are gaining valuable life skills. They are using math and English and learning professionally language skills. They get to interact with the faculty and other students and are learning how to properly ask “how may I help you?” It’s all skills they can carry past graduation. But beyond that, […]

  • High Point elementary students work to get healthy, raise money for new track

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Right now, it’s not much to look at. But if these kids, their parents, and the community surrounding Florence Elementary School have their way, the track will look different very soon. As is, the track is gravel, and when it rains, it becomes extremely muddy and pools water — which makes it unusable for kids. But instead of selling trinkets or chocolates, the school partnered with Boosterthon, a group that not only helps to raise money […]

  • Guilford County school receives playground equipment from Project Fit America

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — When your school is so special that it is chosen to be the one-thousandth project for a national playground company, you deserve all the fanfare possible! And that’s Simkins Elementary School in Guilford County. The physical education classes at the school have used Project Fit America curriculum since the school opened, but because it was a new school they never qualified for the playground equipment. But then, PE teacher Gena Pagano got the call she had […]

  • Snow Camp teacher uses fun-filled circus theme to motivate students

    SNOW CAMP, N.C. — You might say Mallory Heffelfinger’s first-grade class at Sylvan Elementary School is a circus! But that’s just the way she wants it. The first-year teacher has been planning this since she was a student at High Point University. “I was trying to think about what does a classroom look like and what is a theme to go with it? And the circus came to mind because there are so many different moving pieces in the classroom […]

  • Graham High School teacher spends summer creating new textbook

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A Graham High School teacher and former engineer spent his summer in an unusual way. He created a textbook for his students. Find out more, in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • The Academy at Smith offers hands-on learning to prepare students for college, careers

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Academy at Smith offers unique hands-on activities to help students prepare for either college or a career. The activities in the medical and trade school help keep the students highly engaged, the school’s principal says. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • Students get hands-on at Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — At the Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County, students are proud of their school. “I have taken every computer program class offered here and they are wonderful,” said CTEC graduate Brandon Crowder. “Anyone who has an interest in programming, I definitely recommend it.” And that’s why Crowder is back at CTEC even after his graduation. He’s a counselor at a summer camp that gives rising 8th graders a look at what the school has to […]

  • Retired high-profile Caswell County judge dies

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Judge James Long will be laid to rest Thursday in Caswell County. In 1970, he was appointed by Governor Robert Scott to fill the unexpired seat of Superior Court Judge Allen Gwyn. He held the position of Superior Court Judge of the 17th district from 1970-1994, during which time he was the vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association, president of the NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, and a member of the executive committee […]

  • Students get hands-on experience during STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For these Triad students, it’s an experience like none other. A STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine allows them an up close look at what their futures could hold if they choose a field in medicine. And the camp is very hands on and eye opening.   This week’s camp was focused on careers that specifically involve math, just one component of STEM learning. Plus, the students say all the work is interesting and fun!

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students keep their minds, bodies active

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — It may look like organized chaos, but it’s actually PE with a purpose. Since summer school students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools typically spend about six hours a day mastering their reading and math skills, administrators knew they had to break that time up and get the students moving. So, the PE teachers worked with the classroom teachers to come up with a new type of active learning. They play games, based on their math and language […]

  • GOAL camp puts new twist on summer school in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — This year, summer school is more like summer camp. “We’re reading. We’re creating. We’re going on field trips. It’s a camp like any other. It’s just that you are getting out and learning,” said Monique Wallace, site director for GOAL.   GOAL gives students a chance to get hands-on “For them to come into the computer lab and actually be able to create Legomachine and then attach it to the computer and see it move,” said Wallace. […]