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Local legend steps down after nearly four decades

A local legend who has touched the lives of countless young people in and around Gloucester County will retire at the end of the month. Billy Moore has spent nearly four decades dedicating his life to mentoring and coaching youth and adults through Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department and volunteering in countless other capacities.

When Moore started his career 37 years ago, he knew he wanted to do something with sports, and worked for two years as the intramural director for Rappahannock Community College. He applied for his current position as athletics supervisor after the man who held the job for the previous 28 years had a massive heart attack.

In the meantime though, Moore had applied and had accepted a job as a truck driver for an industrial towel supply company. He was supposed to start work for that company on a Monday morning, but received a call that previous Friday from Georgette Hurley, Gloucester’s former assistant county administrator, offe...

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