Roanoke paper adds anti-Big Coal writer to editorial board?

This post from the Salt Lick says the new guy on the editorial staff at the Roanoke paper is a liberal, and when he worked in West Virginia, he most wrote stuff like this:

"When a coal company throws a miner out of work for purely economic considerations, everyone accepts it. But when a federal judge decides that societal good is served by delaying a mine permit for several months to sort out whether the permits are legal, he is demonized by the coal industry and the miners union."