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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
  • Planning for a healthy New Year: Time to stop smoking

    Smoking significantly increases the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as diabetes, heart failure, other forms of cancer and several other serious medical problems. With the New Year quickly approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to set goals for yourself and quit the habit. For those who smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, quitting smoking can be quite the difficult process. Gaining support from family, friends, past smokers and/or […]

  • Planning for a Healthy New Year: Don’t Forget About Your Mental Health

    With the New Year approaching, this is a great time to reflect and assess where we are mentally. Think about your satisfaction levels with the following: How you experience and express feelings Your priorities Your personal growth Your ability to ask for help when needed The amount of responsibility for your own well-being Use this assessment to find areas that may be out of balance in your life, and begin identifying ways you can work on these throughout the New […]

  • Tips for controlling Christmas spending

    Betty Ann Falkner stopped by FOX8 Wednesday for this week’s Mommy Matters to talk about how to control Christmas spending.

  • Southeast Guilford High School celebrates FFA Day

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — At Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro, all things agriculture were celebrated Friday. At the school’s annual FFA Day, students and visitors learned how agriculture touches just about everything we deal with in life. From the animals and crops that allow us to have meals to the crops that grow and are harvested. Farming is more than just a career; it’s a way of life. The day also highlighted many charities like Easters Promise a therapeutic equine […]

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    Cindy Farmer learns to drag race (Video)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FOX8’s Cindy Farmer has learned to drive cars that can reach incredible speeds. You can see how she did and watch her make her first run in the video above. While she was learning to drag race, Cindy also got to hang out with Courtney and Brittany Force.  The sisters are the daughters of John Force, who is the winningest driver in the history of drag racing. This weekend in Charlotte, the Force sisters and some more […]

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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.


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