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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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    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 apps 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.  

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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 […]