Due to the predicted high wind gusts for this afternoon beginning at 1:00 PM, and the danger this could cause with afternoon busing. Stanly County Schools will be releasing early on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Early start, middle, high, and early college schools will release at 11:00 AM. Late start schools will release after 12:15 PM. Employees follow option 10 within the Inclement Weather chart.