Let the shopping begin! Some stores in the area opened early on Thanksgiving to kick off an earlier than usual Black Friday. Many more stores opened up this morning for people to try and get the best deals of the season. There are reports in the state of the people lining up outside of malls to get the deals. Some workers of national chains had protested, because they were being forced to work on the Thanksgiving holiday, as stores try to lure shoppers in earlier to spend.