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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
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    Being prepared on a family road trip

    Traveling with kids can be more stressful than it is relaxing. In Tuesday’ Mommy Matters, FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and Melissa Painter took a look at several ways to be prepared for the long road ahead.

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    Southern Alamance High School students learn carpentry skills

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Southern Alamance High School carpentry students show FOX’s Cindy Farmer “What’s Right With Our Schools.”

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    Guilford County teacher named Henry Ford Teacher Innovator

    MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. — Teachers do a lot to get to know their students so they can help them learn. But one at Northeast Middle School in Guilford County has gone above and beyond what you would normally see in a classroom and its getting him national attention. As Cindy Farmer shows us, it’s also a great example of what’s right with our schools!

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    Local students learn about economics by playing Monopoly

    MEBANE, N.C. — In the history of board games, Monopoly is certainly one of the most popular. In the world of technology, Monopoly has found new life in a middle school classroom. We all remember the game. Cindy Farmer shows us how it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Eastern Alamance seniors parade hallways to inspire younger students

    Some Eastern Alamance High School seniors paraded the hallways of their elementary schools before graduating. The cap-and-gown parade inspired the younger students and sent the seniors on a trip down memory lane.

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    Graduating students have cap and gown parade at elementary school

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — In just a few weeks, students across the Piedmont will walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. But before one group of seniors walks to the pomp and circumstance, they’re walking the hallways of their elementary school. As Cindy Farmer shows us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Students in Guilford County work to save Mother Earth

    On Earth Day people like to get out and bring attention to the things in our lives that harm the environment. The 5th graders at Foust Elementary in Guilford County took it a little further with what they’re calling a “streaming experiment.” “We’re working on learning about eco-systems right now and food chains and food webs and of course how humans impact that,” 5th-grade teacher, Nikki Woodard said. “So we thought it would be good to bring them out to […]

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    Randolph County students enjoy ‘Fun on the Farm’ day

    Many teachers will tell you their students learn a lot when they can get their hands on the subject matter, and that’s exactly what a group of third-graders did in Randolph County. The third-graders took a trip to the farm at Eastern Randolph High School for “Fun on the Farm” day. The event is held each year by the Future Farmers of America organization at the school. The idea is to teach kids about agriculture and horticulture.  

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    Davidson County students working to win ‘Seeds of Change’ grant for garden

    The Life Skills class at Oak Grove Middle School in Davidson County is growing in more ways than one. Teacher Gloria Cline started a class garden two years ago and it’s grown from one raised bed to 10 beds. The class even has its own greenhouse so they can start their plants from seeds. Cline says the students get so much from working in the garden and it even matches their curriculum. But the students want to expand their garden […]

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    Nurses disguised as fruits and veggies visit Guilford County schools to promote healthy lifestyles

    Through the years, these school nurses at have gone through a lot of changes, but what hasn’t changed is their love for kids in the classroom. A group of Guilford County school nurses has come up with a creative way to get their message across. It’s a program called “Smart Heart for Fit Kids” and it was developed by school nurses who want to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. “We know that a healthy child is going to do better […]

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    Local students design award-winning apps

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — We use them on our smartphones every day. But who designs those apps we depend on? How about high school students? More than 1,700 from across the country participated in the Congressional App Challenge. Three of the four winners from our state were from Guilford County. As Cindy Farmer shows us, it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    2 Asheboro High School students go for the gold at Science Olympiad state competition

    Chemistry lab may not be everyone’s favorite, but for Connor Criscoe and Cooper Faile it definitely ranks pretty high on the list. The two Asheboro High School seniors proved they knew their stuff last month when they won the chemistry lab competition in the regional division of the North Carolina Science Olympiad at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. “It’s definitely a very interesting domain of science,” Connor Criscoe said. “I like how it combines very quantitative things for explaining […]