Cindy Farmer is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in television news. A Virginia native, she began her career in Roanoke, Virginia, at WSLS TV 10 while still a student at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she moved from Blacksburg to Roanoke and worked full time for TV 10. In August of 1990 Cindy joined the Good Evening Show in Greensboro, based out of the studios of WFMY. In 1992 when that show was canceled she became a part the News 2 reporter team. In 1997, after the birth of her first child Cindy found her “home” with FOX 8 and has been with the station for 20+ years anchoring the FOX 8 Morning and Noon News and reporting each week “What’s Right With Our Schools.”
She has won many awards including an Emmy for Community Service, the Susan G. Komen Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, The Susan G. Komen Founders Award, the Howard Coble Citizenship award, the USTA Grady Elmore Award for contributions to tennis.
An avid sports fan Cindy loves to play tennis and watch any sport her favorite Virginia Tech Hokies are playing! She says her passion is photography and she loves capturing “the everyday gifts we are given” through her lens. She says photography helps her to live by her day-by-day motto “accentuate the positive!”
She is married and has two daughters who are in college, and three rescue dogs who keep her busy keeping them entertained! She and her husband make their home in Greensboro.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Caroline Pemberton said she thought she was going to die. Lying in her Moses Cone hospital bed, the attorney recounted the dramatic moments after she was hit by a car in downtown Greensboro. “I was almost finishing crossing the street all I know was I felt something on top of me,” she said. “And I’m laying there going, what is this? What’s going on?” She says it took her a moment to realize what was happening. And […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — It’s hard to keep elementary students quiet especially when they are all gathered in one room. But the students at Southwood Elementary in Davidson County knew this was a big surprise for their principal Ashley Lemley. She’s the principal of the year for Davidson County was just chosen as the Wells Fargo Piedmont-Triad Regional Principal of the Year. This means she is now one of eight principals across the state competing in the state selection process. The […]
ELON, N.C. — A Triad band director was nominated for one of the most prestigious honors for music teachers, the Grammy Music Educator Award. It recognizes educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. Western Alamance High School Band Director Michael Jefferson said he was honored a parent nominated him and he made it to the top 25 music educators in the nation. “Sometimes in teaching you feel like you don’t make a […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — It looks like something out of reality TV, but it’s happening in the culinary arts kitchen at the Career and Technical Education Center in Burlington. It’s the first annual C-TEC versus Weaver Academy Culinary Competition. The competition is designed just like many cooking battles you see on TV where the students are given a pantry of ingredients and they have to come up with their own dishes. They work in teams and are judged on three dishes, […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — For Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield home is Southeast Guilford County and one of his favorite places is Southeast Guilford High School, home of the Falcons. “It’s my foundation… it’s where I grew up. I walked these same halls. I love this school,” he says. That’s why Whitfield wanted to come back to his alma mater, to encourage the school’s student-athletes to dream big. Whitfield played many sports at Southeast and last year the school retired his […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Five years ago, Allison Brown, a teacher at Southeast Guilford Middle School, noticed something was happening during the school’s lunch periods. Students were throwing away food that was unopened and uneaten, and she thought there had to be a way to get that food to people who need it. She found out about “The Food Bus,” a charity that helps schools gather and organize food to give back to their community. “I walk around at lunch and say, […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Seeing a lung on display outside of the body is one thing. But touching it, that’s a new experience for these students at East Forsyth High School. For senior Leslie Hernandez, it opens her eyes to what she may be doing in the future. “I actually love it, because I am going into the medical field so I going into nursing,” she said. “So I find it pretty cool that people came in and explained everything with […]
ELON, N.C. — It is learning come to life at Western Alamance Middle School. Eighth-grade students taking Spanish and students in the Spanish immersion program are coming together to create a Wax Museum. They portrayed Hispanic figures in both history and pop culture. There were a number of soccer stars, music stars and even authority figures. Open to the entire school, the wax museum was an opportunity for all students to see Hispanic figures in all walks of life. Spanish teacher […]
GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — One look at the Gibsonville Elementary School ukulele club, and you can see it is a lot of fun! More than 40 students meet after school each week to hone their musical skills. Even though it is a ukulele club, it involves more instruments. “At first I thought it was just a club with ukuleles but then on my first day I came in… it was ukuleles, drums, microphones, keyboards and all that stuff,” says fourth-grader Kairi […]
HAW RIVER, N.C. — Everyone loves sea turtles, especially the students at Alexander Wilson Elementary School in Haw River. Each month they get to skype with the Sea Turtle Hospital in Marathon Florida. This year the school has adopted a rescued sea turtle named Bubble Butt. As you can imagine, the students get a kick out of the turtle’s name. According to the media coordinator Christine Quigley she had a little explaining to do. “Yes, they love the name. I’ve had […]
SNOW CAMP, N.C. — Students at Sylvan Elementary are putting their creative sides to work. They are making animal masks that they can use for their spring musical theater production of “Jungle Book.” Working with Donovan Zimmerman of Paperhand Puppet Intervention, they are learning the step-by-step process. He says it is a lot of fun for the kids to get to try something new. “I’m here to sort of make art fun for them so that, hopefully, we can have some […]
PFAFFTOWN, N.C. — Reagan High School math teacher Wendy Bartlett has a somewhat simple philosophy when it comes to teaching. “The first thing I think is, ‘I teach kids — not math,'” she says. “So that’s a philosophy in that they’re not going to remember anything I teach them or have any interest in anything I teach them, until they know that I love them.” You can see she truly cares about her students every day in her classes and […]