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.
One local school has help in the classroom when it comes to hesitant readers. She isn’t a teacher and she isn’t a student. She is Rosie the Reading Dog. The gentle-natured golden retriever visits classrooms at Alamance Elementary in Guilford County every other Friday. She lets kids read to her in a group. Or sometimes she meets one on one with students to encourage them to read out loud. Carol Anne Earnhardt is Rosie’s owner and trainer. She says the […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — More than 1,500 eighth graders from across Alamance County got a chance to explore Alamance Community College. The college giving the students a taste of some of the programs offered pre- and post-high school graduation. “A lot of students will never have the opportunity to come on our campus,” said Connie Wolfe, ACC VP of Instruction. “A lot of these students are probably first generation college students and we want to give them the opportunity to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — She’s a 17-year-old, home-schooled high school student who always wanted to travel the world. Paris was always Lizzy Jones’ dream destination. But when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma last year, Lizzy knew those dreams would have to be put on hold. Her cousin, Cailey McClellan, decided that if Lizzy couldn’t go to Paris, then Paris would come to her. While Lizzy was in the hospital getting her last chemotherapy treatment, Cailey enlisted the help of the NJROTC […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For a lot of musicians, their dream is to play on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City. For one high school in Winston-Salem, that dream is coming true. Isaac Cooper will play with an international group of students at Carnegie Hall next month. For the Senior at RJ Reynolds High School, he never imagined being good enough to play his trumpet on the revered stage. In fact, he says when he started play the […]
For 17 years, students at an Alamance County elementary school have been pedaling their way to success, both on a unicycle and in the classroom. The Unicycle Club at Andrews Elementary not only teaches students how to ride unicycles, but its sponsors says they learn success in the classroom as well. Dr. Jean Maness started the club with Ms. Jenn Burns, and even though both now work in other areas of the school system, they still keep the Unicycle Club […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — The students at the Career and Technical Education Center in Burlington know a thing or two about hands-on learning. Most of what they do every day, isn’t in a book but rather a laboratory style setting, even in the automotive classes. That’s why the Triad Electric Vehicle Association decided to partner with the students on several automotive projects, including building an electric truck from just the shell of the vehicle. But first, the students started small, working […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Students at Northern Guilford Middle School are practicing giving back. The students participated in a Day of Service where they volunteered for half a school day. The students visited nursing homes, they went to churches where they helped pack backpacks with food for other students, and they learned about firefighting where giving back is a profession. Other students took part in activities in their school like writing e-books or working on campus beautification. Robert Richmond, the principal […]
Lisa England wears a variety of hats. She is the media coordinator at Morgan Elementary School in Clemmons. She’s part singer, part actress and part super hero to her students. According to fifth grader Kenzie Bullins, they love her! “She brings the books to life by using her voice, and it just gets into your imagination and makes you think that the books is just a movie right in front of you,” she said. Fifth-grader Brooke Cosby agrees. “She’s really […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Learning to trust your instincts when you are blind isn’t always easy. Conveying those feelings to a group of elementary school students can be hard, too. But a group of volunteers from IFB Solutions is making it look easy. Anastasia Powell went blind years ago. She said explaining the adjustments she had to make in her life to children, helps her, too. “I had to learn quickly how to embrace a new lifestyle,” she said. “Reading braille […]
GRAHAM, N.C. — At Graham High School, the seniors are GEAR-ing up for college. The school is the first in the state to try out GEAR Up’s brand new technology. According to Assistant Principal Whitney Fliehman, “It is a virtual reality box that you can put your device into here, and it Velcros over and students can virtually tour any of the UNC schools.” Once students look through the lenses, they are on campus, in classes and walking around, at […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a rivalry that is as old as the schools themselves. Each year Grimsley and Page High Schools in Greensboro battle it out on the football field. The rivalry has been great fun for the schools. This year, the principals of the schools decided to add something new to the mix. They created the “Football Food Bowl,” a canned food collection competition with the proceeds going to the Out of the Garden Project. The non-profit serves thousand […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. – When Churchland Elementary school got word last year that the school did not make expected growth according to the state, teachers and administrators were disappointed but determined. Principal Casey Milstead said, “It was sort of a let down and we had to bolster our spirits, come together as a family and say… we can do this!” And they did. They adopted what’s called a “growth mindset” based on a popular book by Carol Dweck and they went […]