Avery County Schools had their first day of school last Wednesday, which is one of the earliest start dates in the state, according to Avery Journal.

Ashe County Schools began this Thursday, and Watauga County Schools begin on Monday.

Appalachian State will also begin classes this coming Monday, with students moving in to on-campus housing this weekend.

New freshmen students will be moving in to residence halls on Friday and returning students on Saturday.

Be patient and allow extra time to get around Boone this weekend as students make their way into town.