Liberty Theater Wilkesboro NC: Movie theater construction workers find missing purse lost 30 years ago

WILKESBORO, North Carolina — A 30-year-old mystery was solved this week with the help of some North Carolina construction workers.

The mystery involved a handbag that had been missing since 1992.

Sherry Church was 17 when she went to the Liberty Theater one night in north Wilkesboro.

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It was the night she lost her purse, she thought, for good.

But, during a recent renovation of the theater, a worker was hit in the head with something that fell from the ceiling. It was Sherry’s purse!

Inside the purse were Sherry’s birth certificate, an old job application, class schedule, makeup and more.

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