The week in review: Charleston's most popular stories

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Our most popular articles for a week that marked the end of a sweltering month that sapped the energy out of us Lowcountry citizens.

Still, the headlines and readers were focused on news ranging from burning homes to boozing at the beach to how to avoid floods.

So, without further adieu, the top stories from June 27th to July 3rd:

An insider's guide to the area's best beaches and beach bars 

Blaze burns downtown Charleston homes

Charleston entrepreneur makes's 2011 30 Under 30 List

Intense showers? Thunder? Watch out for those flooded streets with this map

$1.9M settlement closes the book on Sofa Super Store fire lawsuits

Despite concern over rising mercury levels, DHEC's testing funds get the ax

Tire recycling company comes from China to Lowcounty with jobs

James Island mayor says 'Just Say No to Joe!', gives update on town's status

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