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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    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 […]

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    Summerfield Elementary student creates ‘Caring Cookie Club’

    A local elementary school student saw bullying happening at her school and decided to take action. Peyton Basnight, a third grader at Summerfield Elementary School, created the Caring Cookie Club to recognize her fellow students for their good deeds. “Personally, I think that everybody needs to know that somebody cares about them,” Basnight said. “I think that even if they don’t know that, they can learn that somebody does care about them. That’s part of the reason why I created the […]

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    Helping your teen become independent

    In today’s Mommy Matters, Micki Bare with Piedmont Parent magazine joined FOX8’s Cindy Farmer to talk about helping teens become independent. Bare offered up some simple tips for helping your teen learn to take care of themselves when they are out on their own.  

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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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