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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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    Teachers at Eastlawn Elementary School enjoy lunch without students once a month

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Once a month, teachers at Eastlawn Elementary School get to enjoy lunch away from their students. “Normally, teachers stay in the lunch line with their kids, so it takes a good ten minutes to get through the line and then they have to warm up their food if they brought it from home, so they only get a good 10 or 15 minutes to enjoy their lunch,” said Assistant Principal Temeka Cloud. The day of duty-free lunch […]

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    Understanding the difference between friendships and cliques

    We are several weeks into the school year and your child is probably getting accustomed to their new schedule and making new friends. When developing new friendships and spending time with more people, parents need to know the dangers that come along with cliques. FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter has several easy tips to help your child understand the difference between a friendship and a clique. Friendships center around shared beliefs and common likes Cliques are restrictive and focus […]

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    Ledford Senior High School’s marching band works hard to perfect their craft

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The high school football season is underway, but it’s not just the players who are working hard every night – members of the marching band spend hours working together to perfect their craft. You can learn more about the Ledford Senior High School’s marching band in this week’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

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    Guilford County student creates app to help with back to school supplies

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — While many kids spend their summers relaxing with friends, one Summerfield Elementary School student stepped up her game to make sure every kid has what they need for the big return to school. Student Peyton Basnight created a way to inspire and support others – by collecting school supplies for kids that can’t afford them. “I think that everybody needs to know that somebody cares about them,” she said, “and I think that even if you […]

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    Preparing your kids to go back to school

    In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Melissa Painter and Dr. Jim Anderson with Cornerstone Pediatrics at Premier discuss several ways to get your kids back-on-track for the school year. Anderson suggests preparing kids by setting their sleep routine and allowing them to get the amount of sleep they need to thrive. He also suggests keeping your kids up-to-date on the newest vaccines.

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    Alamance County students learn from Minecraft

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — During one of the hottest summers in recent memory, students at Hawfields Middle School are finding a unique way to beat-the-heat and enjoy their last remaining days of “summer freedom.” In the world of ever-growing technology, the popular open-world building game Minecraft is finding its way into one middle school classroom. FOX8’s Cindy Farmer shows us several ways that the game is being used and how it will affect students during the upcoming school year.

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    How to prepare your children to go back to school

    Sending the kids back to school can be both expensive and time consuming. In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Shannon Smith discuss several sure-fire ways to prepare your kids for the big transition. Tips: Make a list of back-to-school supplies Get familiar with the new surroundings Arrange after school child care Prepare school lunches Set a school schedule

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    Here are several ways to tell if your child is ready to babysit

    In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter dicussed several ways to know if your child is ready to begin babysitting their siblings.

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    Davidson County school teaches students in greenhouse

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — In today’s What’s Right With Our Schools, here’s an update on a special garden in Davidson County — the greenhouse at Oak Grove Middle School.

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    Here are several tips to teaching your children manners

    In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX’s Melissa Painter and Cindy Farmer discuss several things that parents should start teaching their children to say at a young age to improve their manners. According to experts, it’s best to begin using respectful terms such as “please” and “thank you” at a young age. Several tips: Be the example Correct politely Be consistent

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    Several tablet apps to keep kid’s minds sharp during the summer

    In Thursday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Shannon Smith and Cindy Farmer discuss several tablet apps to keep kid’s minds sharp during the summer. These appsĀ can help children with mathematics, reading and memorization skills.

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    Being prepared when providing children with an allowance

    In Tuesday’s Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer, Melissa Painter and Shannon Smith discuss allowance and what amount is the best fit for children. Most experts agree that giving a child an allowance is a good idea, but the earlier the better as kids will develop an appreciation for money and the best way to save it.