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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
  • What's right with our schools (WGHP)

    What’s Right with Our Schools: “Kids are Authors”

    This is the time of year when high school seniors start to fill out their college applications — listing their accomplishments. When a group of current fifth graders get that opportunity in a few years they can list add published author to the list. FOX8′s Cindy Farmer explains how their hard work is a great example of what’s right with our schools. The book will be available at the Scholastic Book fairs all across the state and nation. If you […]

  • Brother’s homecoming surprise for sister

    Lindsay Grimmett was elected to the homecoming court at Trinity High School and her big brother Chris was elated but quickly deflated when he realized he couldn’t be there for the game. But he did something really cool for his sister. The Grimmetts visited FOX8 Friday morning with more details. Click here to watch his YouTube video and here to view the support page.  

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    What’s Right with Our Schools: The park that ‘Sprite’ built

    You may see ads saying ‘save the box tops’ or ‘collect the cans’ all to raise money for local schools. But do you think these programs really work? FOX8′s Cindy Farmer found positive proof and it’s just one more example of What’s Right with Our Schools.

  • Homeschooling

    Think homeschooling is only for a handful of eccentrics on either end of the political spectrum? Think again. In the U.S. today, nearly two million primary and secondary school students are educated at home—and the numbers are growing by the year. Homeschooling now represents the most dramatic change in American education since the invention of the mimeograph—and the story has just begun.  For more information about homeschooling, check out this site: www.qcreport.com

  • House Call: Pilates classes

    Practicing prenatal pilates can help ease and/or reverse some of the bodily changes that are often associated with pregnancy, such as discomfort, immobility, and what is known as pregnancy posture, which can cause back pain.  Pilates has been shown to help expectant mothers with ease of breathing, reduction of swelling in the extremities, constipation relief, ease of mobility and reduction of lower back pain.  Breathing is integral to the practice of pilates, as it helps connect the mind and body. […]

  • Winston-Salem Open fun

    Organizers have a lot of fun activities ahead of this year’s Winston-Salem Open. On Sunday, the 22nd, they are hosting a “Family Play Day.” Parents and the kids can play on the same courts that the professional athletes will be playing on. There is also a raffle for all types of prizes. That event runs 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wake Forest University Tennis Center and It is open to everyone! On August 3rd and 4th, organizers will be holding tryouts for […]

  • House Call: Signs, symptoms and treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, progressive, disabling disease that occurs when the immune system begins to fight the joints.  Differing from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis most often affects the padding of the smaller joints of the body, such as the fingers, hands, toes and wrist.  Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include pain and stiffness in the joints, fatigue, and joint swelling and inflammation, which can eventually lead to joint destruction. Risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis include gender, family history, smoking/tobacco […]

  • Cindy’s Salsa

    Ingredients:      •3 tablespoons finely chopped onion (I use green onions but you can use your favorite)      •2 cloves garlic (the larger the better)  minced      •3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced (to peel blanche in boiling water and the peeling comes right off)      •2  or 3 hot peppers  (Jalapeno)  finely chopped 2 or 3 sweet hot banana peppers chopped      •1 bunch cilantro chopped (about ½ to 1 cup) 1 bunch basil (about ½ cup) 2 […]

  • What’s Right with Our Schools: New Fire Safety

    Fire Safety Month isn’t until the fall, but some local firefighters want students to think about fire safety throughout the entire year. See why that’s the focus of this week’s What’s Right with Our Schools in the video above.

  • House Call: Rehabilitation for severe trauma

    A trauma occurs every four seconds in the United Sates, according to the American Trauma Society. The three most common trauma injuries admitted to Cone Health Trauma Center and Inpatient Rehabilitation include traumatic brain injuries, traumatic spinal cord injuries and multi-trauma injuries, which often involve multiple fractures and are sometimes paired with brain or spinal cord trauma.  The common causes of these injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls and incidents of assault. Cone Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center has an exceptional […]

  • House Call: Sunburns, bug bites and rashes

    Along with fun at the pool, summer camps and beach vacations, also come a few added health precautions parents should be aware of for their children during the summer months.  UV ray and sun exposure can cause cumulative skin damage over time; it is also linked to skin cancer.  Using sunscreen to protect your skin is imperative.  Apply a minimum of SPF 30 at least every two hours while outdoors; and choose sunscreens that are broad spectrum to protect against […]

  • House Call: Pediatric eye injuries

    The two most urgent eye injury emergencies we see in children, as well as adults, include: Chemicals in the eye – If harmful chemicals get into the eye, the first line of action should be to rinse the eye out thoroughly, even before calling 911.  Seconds matter. Penetrating eye injury (ruptured globe) – If hit in the eye with a sharp object and there is a chance the eye was perforated, cover it with some sort of hard shield immediately.  […]