By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Scot Faulkner thinks it's time for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to grow.
Faulkner, president of the Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, is behind an idea to extend the park's boundaries through voluntary land sales and donations to the National Park Service.
"We have an opportunity to complete Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, spur economic development and preserve the unique wonders of Harpers Ferry," Faulkner said.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Jefferson County Commission is holding a public meeting to find out if residents agree.
Residents interviewed in Harpers Ferry on Friday were split on the proposed expansion.
"I don't like it. The park's got everything already. I've got nothing against the park. It's great for the town. But they've got enough land," said Doug Taylor, 48, of Bolivar, W.Va.