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Union County, North Carolina

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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101


Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families


Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.

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Fire Commission

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Devin Baucom

Regular Member

3/1/2015 - 2/28/2017

at large

County Resident

Johnny Blythe

President-Fire Chief's Association

1/1/2011 - Indefinite Term

by virtue of office

President of the Union County Fire Chief's Association

Todd Elmore

Regular Member

3/1/2015 - 2/28/2017

at large

County Resident

Donald Gaddy

Regular Member

3/1/2014 - 2/28/2016

at large

County Resident

Marc Herring

President-Fire & Rescue Association or Designee

1/1/2015 - Indefinite Term

by virtue of office

President of Union County Fire & Rescue Assoc. or an active volunteer fireman to represent and be elected by the Association

David McDonald

Regular Member

3/1/2014 - 2/28/2016

at large

County Resident

William Oke

Regular Member

3/1/2015 - 2/28/2017

at large

County Resident

Jerry Simpson

Non Voting Liason

8/17/2015 - Indefinite Term

at large

Non-Voting Liaison

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.


Authority to Establish: G.S. 153A-233 Model Resolution - "Fire Protection Law" and Resolution of the Union County Board of County Commissioners entitled "A Resolution of Union County Board of Commissioners Establishing a System of Rural Fire Protection in Union County" adopted May 5, 1969, revised April 1981, April 7, 1997, November 1, 1999, and January 17, 2012.

Number of Positions


Meeting Information

Meetings called by the chair. Members notified.

Board Room, 1st Floor, Union County Government Center,500 North Main Street, Monroe, NC

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Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853

About Fire Commission

The Union County Fire Commission shall have the authority to specify procedures for carrying out the provisions of the Union County Board of Commissioners' Resolution cited below, and shall have authority to make rules and regulations necessary to carry out the assigned duties. Membership: The Fire Commission is comprised of seven members: the President of the Union County Fire and Rescue Association, or an active volunteer fireman to represent and be elected by the Association; the President of the Union County Fire Chief's Association; and 5 members at large. The Fire Commission shall elect a chair and vice-chair at the first meeting of each calendar year, and these officers shall serve until a new chair and vice-chair are elected. The chair shall preside at all meetings of the Fire Commission, provided that the vice-chair shall preside in the absence or disability of the chair. Any vacancy occuring in the offices of the chair or vice-chair shall be filled by the membership of the Fire Commission by election of a new chair or vice-chair to serve for the remainder of the vacated term. The chair may call a special meeting of the Fire Commission by giving notice in accordance with the Open Meetings Law, Chapter 143, Article 33C, of the North Carolina General Statutes.