More local governments in North Carolina could bypass newspapers and instead post public notices online in legislation advancing in the state House. A pair of bills approved by a judiciary committee would allow city councils and county commissioners in about two dozen counties put notices on county-operated websites. State law usually requires these notices and advertisements be printed in the newspaper. Backers of the measures say the switch could help cash-strapped local governments cut advertising costs. The North Carolina Press Association opposes the bills, which in their current form wouldn't be subject to Gov. Roy Cooper's veto stamp.