Drum's Restaurant in Conover was destroyed by a fire early Saturday morning.
The fire was first reported at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, and the Conover Fire Department was dispatched to the downtown Conover restaurant by 1:30 a.m. for a working fire, said Drum's owner Douglas Travis, Jr.
Travis said no one was in the building when the fire was reported. He said he had no idea how the fire started.
The SBI Arson Team, Conover Fire Department and Conover Police Department were all investigating the fire Saturday.
For the third straight year, college and NFL players gathered at Bandys High School to work with area high school football players on Friday.
Newton-Conover, Maiden, Bandys, St. Stephens and four other schoolsâ€™ athletes participated in drills and took advice during the third annual Justin Harper Oddie Cares Foundation football camp.
This yearâ€™s camp had even more of special meaning to Harper after the passing last night of 9-year-old â€śRobbieâ€ť Caskey, a close friend of Harperâ€™s in the Bandys community.
Harper said the young man had a special place in his life.