Fletcher is the worst place I have ever lived. If you are interested in a small minded community who doesn't like growth, doesn't support town businesses unless it's fast food, preaches their own religion to your kids while in school, has no town codes that they actually enforce, and back woods hillbilly mentality then this is the town for you! My daughter has come come from school telling me how teachers think God needs to be back in the schools, so they talk with the kids about their own personal beliefs and pass out bibles. First off the problem with our kids these days have nothing to do with them not teaching religion. If their minds weren't so small they would see that the problems are from lack of good parenting. Parents aren't standing behind the teachers or relating with another adult. Their kid does nothing wrong and they stand behind there kid instead. So Fletcher needs to quit pushing their religion on my kids before I come down their handing out books on paganism or some other non christian belief. Not that I'm either of those but I'm sick and tired of my kids coming home with fear and crying cause when they went to church with a friend they were told if you die and not of their belief that you go to hell. So now my child thinks their dad is in hell when he died because he was catholic.
Then you have the town board who reminds me of the Little Rascals down there playing like their running a town...literally.They do nothing for the people of their town but collect money which probably goes in their pocket because I don't see where else it's going! But I do see the big fancy houses the mayor etc. lives in. It's pathetic. It looks like a ghost town downtown with empty rundown buildings. They have a town park filled with stickers. Try walking your dog through that! Or taking your kids down there to play and when they fall come up with stickers in their hands! They have no town cop anymore, they have crimes that are never reported in the town news paper because they don't want anyone to read it not from here, the fire department gets less money than their rainy day fund...go figure. Most people have nothing to do with you unless they have seen you at their church or acknowledge you until they have seen you for a couple of years and even then that nothing to get happy about. Most are closed and unfriendly unless they are the elderly ( different generation ). The people of Fletcher have no interest in getting to know anyone outside their small minded world or what they have only known there whole life. It's a town that is pretty much dead and the only reason they have what they do ( Elgin growing over into Fletcher) is because of Elgins ( the next town over ) growth. If it weren't for Elgin they would have a town of no value period. Elgin has EXCEPTED change and growth. Fletcher has denied it many times from what I have been told. Their schools have had multiple lawsuits against them, look it up. Certain people if their names are well known ( many generations) get better treatment than others because of their name only. And these people think their big time in Fletcher and they would be a nobody anywhere worth living. Maybe that is why they stay here? Their kids get away with things your kids will get into trouble for.Your kids friends aren't allowed at your house due to their religious views but your kids can come to their house. I have my daughters computer blocked from non approved websites and time limits. Yet she was able to go to their house have unlimited internet access and NO blocked sites. My child would come home to me telling me their kid talks with boys in the middle of the night showing nudes pics of themselves. And my child is safe in your home? Oh that's right, your child wouldn't do those things because you all go to church. It's my child that is the danger. So my child lost a lot of friends because there kids are not allowed in my home and my child certainly won't be going to yours if you choose to be a hypocrite. You see everything when your eyes are open and trust me, most here have their eyes shut, continue to go to church, judge you when they don't even know you. They do the very thing they judge you for, yet they are the ones doing it...mostly in secret...they think anyway.
Then you have the hillbilly"s that use there yard as their driveway right up to their front door. Never mind the grass! The garbage all over their yard that the" Little Rascals playing town people " could careless about. Curb appeal means nothing to the "Little Rascals" .
Only thing I can say positive about Fletcher is that it is pretty safe. But hardly anyone is here either.
Yes I am moving. I own a house and as soon as it sells, GOOD RIDDANCE.