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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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    The fastest women on Earth

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This weekend in Charlotte, some of the fastest female racers on the planet will be competing at the zMAX Dragway. FOX8’s Cindy Farmer got to catch up with Courtney and Brittany Force, who drive cars that reach speeds of up to 320 mph. The sisters are the daughters of John Force, who is the winningest driver in the history of drag racing.  They say their dad told them to never let the fact that they are women […]

  • House Call: The role of diabetes medication in managing diabetes

    Properly treating and managing diabetes is extremely important in order to reduce risk of other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye and nerve damage. Therefore, it is important to remember that medication management is just one factor in treating the disease. Controlling blood pressure, reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, stopping smoking, maintaining a proper diet, and exercising are all crucial to the success of diabetes medications. Specifically, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing at […]

  • Alamance County math teacher helps simplify Common Core

    If you have a child in school, you may have heard about the Common Core–a new set of nationwide standards for math and language arts. The standards have been criticized by many who say the standards are too complicated and hard to teach. Heather Stephens, a 7th grade math teacher at Southern Middle School in Alamance County is trying to change that. She was selected to help simplify the Common Core after a nationwide search to find someone to write […]

  • Custodian and teacher at Trindale Elementary save student’s life

    Kari Grayson is a fifth grader on the honor roll at Trindale Elementary School, who says she is looking forward to 6th grade next year. But that almost didn’t happen. On February 8, while rushing to finish eating breakfast at school, she began choking on her food. Luckily, custodian Mark Wilson and Reading teacher Denise Barnes ran into action as they were standing near by.

  • What’s Right with Our Schools: Cummings High School and NCSU students team up

    Have you ever thought about where our energy will come from when there is no more oil, gas or coal? Students at Cummings High School in Burlington are experimenting with what could become the energy of our future. The students are getting a little help from engineering students from North Carolina State University. Cindy Farmer tells us it’s a partnership that is definitely What’s Right with Our Schools.

  • What’s Right with Our Schools: A look into military life in Asheboro

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — For many high school students, deciding which career path to choose can be confusing. Students at Asheboro High School had the chance to see the Air Force in action without leaving their campus.

  • What’s Right with Our Schools: Living wax museum

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — There are many ways to teach young students about history. Altamahow-Ossipee Elementary School may have found the best way yet, by letting the students bring history to life.

  • House Call: Treating heart failure patients in the community

    Heart Failure– Key Information[i] Definition: Heart failure is commonly thought of as a condition in which the heart no longer works, which is not true. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood and oxygen through to keep up with the body’s requirements.  Symptoms*: -          Shortness of breath -          Persistent coughing or wheezing -          Retained excess fluid in tissues -          Tiredness, fatigue -          Loss of appetite and/or nausea -          Confusion and/or impaired thinking ability […]

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    What’s Right with Our Schools: Hoops for Haiti

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Lindsey Russell and her history students at Southeast Guilford High School are teaming up with other teachers to hold a special basketball game in February, called Hoops for Haiti to raise $5,000 to help build new schools in Haiti. Contributions can be mailed to: 4530 Southeast School Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406

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    What’s Right With Our Schools: Second graders help storm victims

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — In the days after Superstorm Sandy that devastated many cities and towns along the East Coast, many people sought ways to offer help. This includes Kernersville Elementary school, whose students were motivated by a book that told them they weren’t too young to pitch in. For more information visit:  

  • House Call: Importance of Healthy Family Traditions

    Family traditions have the power to make the holiday season even more exciting, yet many are commonly centered around eating and shopping. This isn’t always a bad thing, but when we focus completely on these activities, we tend to engage in behaviors that are unhealthy.  There are many alternative traditions that you can establish as a family that encourage good health and well being. Consider volunteering your time as a family to a certain charity or good cause, such as […]

  • BOKS

    Most parents have a hard time getting their child out of bed in time for school.  So, it’s hard to imagine getting them up even earlier for physical activity. Studies show an hour of exercise before class can help students in the classroom.  “BOKS” or Build Our Kids Success is encouraging districts across the country to make time so kids can get in a early workout. If you’d like to learn more about this program, visit  


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