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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    Guilford County students help feed neighbors

    Chronic hunger isn’t something middle school students would normally focus on, but students at one Guilford County school decided to take action after finding out one in every four of their classmates isn’t sure if they will get dinner. In this week’s What’s Right with Our Schools, Cindy Farmer visited Southeast Middle School in Guilford County to see how students there are tackling hunger. SEMS works with the nonprofit, Food Bus, an organization that gives the school the tools to gather and […]

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    Dudley students to compete in Shell ‘Eco-marathon’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes a little competition is all it takes to inspire young minds. But when that competition is on the national stage, the inspiration must be accompanied by hard work. That’s exactly what’s going on at Dudley High School in Greensboro. Students are building a car to compete against other high schools and even colleges in the Shell “Eco-marathon.” As Cindy Farmer tells us, their teamwork is a great example of what’s right with our schools.

  • High Point students learn lesson in community service

    Teachers know that giving students an idea and the freedom to expand it can help make the idea spread like a wildfire. That’s exactly what happened at Hayworth Christian School in High Point. High Point Police Officer Riley Puckett came to talk to the students there and left with 158 stuffed animals to give to children when they are facing an emergency or trauma situation.

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    Piedmont elementary school students get a lesson in community service

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Teachers know that sometimes, if you give students an idea and then the freedom to expand it, it can grow like wildfire. That’s exactly what happened at one elementary school when the students were given a “community oriented” task. As Cindy Farmer tells us what then happened is a great example of what’s right with our schools.

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    FOX8 soaks up the sights and sounds of pre-Super Bowl San Francisco

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    Students in Guilford County making a difference

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — At Southeast Guilford High School, students are hoping to build wells in Africa, while at Grimsley High School, they have a food pantry and are restoring a greenhouse to grow food. At Ferndale Middle they are “spreading the love” collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Salvation Army. These were just three of 15 service learning projects on display during a day of service at Four Seasons Town Center. FOX8’s Cindy Farmer shows us […]

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    Kernersville teachers ‘arrested’ for a good cause

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — When you think of fill-the-bus campaigns, lots of times we think about school supplies and getting ready for the school year. But one school in Kernersville decided to fill the bus to help with a different cause. She was marching teachers out the school and arresting them! As Cindy Farmer tells us, it’s a perfect example of what’s right with our schools.

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    Southeast Guilford students raising money to provide clean drinking water in Africa

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — When most high school students think about homecoming they think about football games, dances and parades. But a high school in Guilford County did things a little differently this year. They used the time to focus on a problem affecting people across the world. FOX8’s Cindy Farmer shows us how it’s a great example of what’s right with our schools. For more information on Project 750, click here.

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    Friends hold large motorcycle ride for High Point veteran with pancreatic cancer

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – For a veteran, there’s nothing more touching than being surprised with a big flag. Add dozens more, and you guessed it — the smile turns into hugs. Craig Hutchinson, who is known as Hutch to his friends, is a Vietnam veteran and a retired High Point police officer who has pancreatic cancer. Recently, his doctors gave him a prognosis of only months to live, so his friends rallied around him, putting together a motorcycle ride called […]

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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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